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OBITUARY

Velma Kathryn Anderson

March 10, 1926March 18, 2020

Velma Kathryn Anderson, 94, of Westlake, passed into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was born to her late parents, Walter and Ella Stacy in Martinsburg, Nebraska on March 10, 1926.

She was very active in her church and taught Sunday School and would help others anyway that she could. She volunteered at the local schools and would bake cookies for everyone. Velma loved to fish, but most of all loved her Lord and Savior, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her four sons, Jimmy Anderson and wife Debbie of Lake Charles, Gary Anderson and wife Glenda of Westlake, Danny Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake, Wally Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake; one brother, David Stacy and wife Lydia of Marietta, GA; two sisters, Lois Schroeder of Edmond, OK, Betty Bergeron of Lake Charles; 9 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Velma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Anderson; her parents; one brother, Clifford Stacy; and one sister, Mary Stacy.

A private family service will be held for Mrs. Velma at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake on Saturday, March 21, 2020, with Andy Thomas and Grant Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwestlake.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her four sons, Jimmy Anderson and wife Debbie of Lake Charles, Gary Anderson and wife Glenda of Westlake, Danny Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake, Wally Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake; one brother, David Stacy and wife Lydia of Marietta, GA; two sisters, Lois Schroeder of Edmond, OK, Betty Bergeron of Lake Charles; 9 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.


    Velma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Anderson; her parents; one brother, Clifford Stacy; and one sister, Mary Stacy.

Services

  • Visitiation Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 21, 2020

Memories

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Jody & Paige Davidson

March 21, 2020

Dear Jimmy & Debbie, and family;
We send our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences on your loss.
Jody & Paige

Dorothy Watson

March 21, 2020

While working at Westlake High School I had the opportunity to meet Ms Velma. She was the mother of our principal and this sweet Christian lady would visit with treats in hand.
I have such wonderful memories of this beautiful lady.
I am sadden to hear of your loss. Please know how sorry I am.

Tamara Schroeder

March 21, 2020

Aunt Velma was avery caring, wonderful, sweet person. She will be missed by everyone. RIP.

Karen Simpson

March 21, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. "Andy" were my parents best friends. I remember all of the times that they went out to eat at Bonanza, their night out! Mom and Mrs. Anderson would travel to Orange and do their ladies day and shop. Many many times the neighbors would gather around the coffee table to catch up with each other.

When Mom went into the hospital, I stayed with the Andersons. At the time, I still carried my "binky" or blanket. It was this special lady who managed to get it away from me and she kept it. A few year ago, she gave it back to me, wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a nice box. I placed it in my cedar chest as a keepsake.

These are just a few memories that I have of our times spent with the Andersons. They were my second parents and brothers.

Sending my love and prayers to all of the family. Love you all!

Karen

Brett Stacy

March 21, 2020

It’s almost impossible to write of a single memory. Aunt Velma’s house was a place we went as a family for holidays, vacations and where my brother and I would spend a week or two of every summer growing up. I just remember her home being a place of happiness and a place for family. Not a day went by without a member of the family walking through her door. Her home was always filled with love and laughter that created a lifetime of memories. Aunt Velma will be sorely missed and we are devastated we will be unable to attend her services.

David Stacy

March 20, 2020

Velma was a loving sister who always opened her heart and home to all. I always looked forward to our visits and special times together. Words cannot express my love and appreciation for the close relationship we shared. Your absence leaves a tremendous void in my life, but I know you are with our Lord and Savior and we will be reunited in heaven one day. For that I can only express happiness. I am so sorry my family and I cannot be at the service to honor you and support your family during this difficult time.

Your loving brother, David

Chris Stacy

March 20, 2020

Westlake/Lake Charles, LA has always been like a 2nd home to me. There are too many memories to list them all but memories of many summer and holiday trips to my 2nd hometown flood my mind. The one that always stands out was my 16th birthday party held at Aunt Velma's house. I can still hear the laughter as joke after joke was played on me. Aunt Velma was also the best about writing cards and she never missed a holiday or birthday. Life will never be the same. Crushed I cannot attend due to the circumstances in our country right now.

Lydia Stacy

March 20, 2020

Velma Anderson was a devout Christian, devoted wife and mother, and a wonderful sister and sister-in-law. She welcomed me into the family from day one. When children were added to our family she loved them and treated them as if they were her own. David and I, as well as Chris and Brett, are heartbroken that we cannot be there for her service but current circumstances make travel impossible. We all loved her dearly and will miss her terribly.

Lydia Stacy

Gary & Mary Jane Smith

March 20, 2020

Velma was such a blessing to everyone that knew her. She just naturally went about doing good. She had the gift of giving! She was a very good friend of our family. She & I and Myrtis Kay had some great times walking in the park together!! Velma was very supportive of Gary & I when we went to Africa by sending much needed Bibles, tracts and encouraging letters. She was very supportive of our daughter Ginger when she was a missionary at the Brantley Center in Houston. We have stayed in touch all these years by phone, cards, and visits!! Velma was one of the sweetest friends I have ever been blessed with!! I look forward to seeing her again in heaven!! In Christ, Mary Jane

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Velma Kathryn Anderson, 94, of Westlake, passed into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was born to her late parents, Walter and Ella Stacy in Martinsburg, Nebraska on March 10, 1926.

She was very active in her church and taught Sunday School and would help others anyway that she could. She volunteered at the local schools and would bake cookies for everyone. Velma loved to fish, but most of all loved her Lord and Savior, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her four sons, Jimmy Anderson and wife Debbie of Lake Charles, Gary Anderson and wife Glenda of Westlake, Danny Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake, Wally Anderson and wife Sharon of Westlake; one brother, David Stacy and wife Lydia of Marietta, GA; two sisters, Lois Schroeder of Edmond, OK, Betty Bergeron of Lake Charles; 9 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Velma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Anderson; her parents; one brother, Clifford Stacy; and one sister, Mary Stacy.

A private family service will be held for Mrs. Velma at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake on Saturday, March 21, 2020, with Andy Thomas and Grant Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwestlake.com.