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ANDERSEN, Myron Charles 1924-2009

ANDERSEN, WALLBAUM

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/23/2009 at 13:29:25

Myron Charles Andersen

Myron Charles Andersen, born Nov. 17, 1924 in Clear Lake, Iowa, made his transition in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Myron is survived by his wife, Lucile Wallbaum Andersen; daughters Lindy Andersen Brigham and spouse Stephen King Brigham, and Susan Lee Andersen and spouse Robert Fernandez of Tucson; sons Chris George Andersen and spouse Gloria Andersen of Salem, Ore., and Myron Charles Andersen II and spouse Rebecca Andersen of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren Sara Andersen, Lisa Andersen, both of Salem, Ore., Neal Fernandez and Charlotte Jacobsson of Vauxholm, Sweden, David Fernandez of Tucson and Alexandra Andersen of Geporgetown, Texas; great-grandson Victor Fernandez of Vauxholm, Sweden; a sister, Margaret Congleton of Boston, Mass.; a brother, Chris Andersen of The Woodlands, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Chris Andersen, mother Marie Gade Andersen, sister Helen Peterson, and brother Allen Chester Andersen.

Myron graduated from Rudd High School in 1942. He served in the 351st Bomb Group of the 8th US Army Air Force in Europe in World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Myron married Lucile, life long friend and school classmate, in 1949. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a mechanical engineering degree in 1952, he joined Standard Vacuum Oil Company (later ESSO Eastern) and had a career in international marketing in the Far East. After enjoying the different cultures of the countries in which he and his family lived, he retired in Houston, Texas, where he and Lucie lived for over 30 years. There he joined the Unity Church in 1992 and did volunteer work with hospice, Habitat for Humanity, and the Galveston Sailing Ship, Elissa. In 2006, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., where they continued to volunteer for hospice.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice personnel for their devoted and loving, gentle care during his final illness and say thank you to all the friends who visited and contacted him during the last months. Myronís body will be cremated per his request.

[ Charles City Press online, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 ]


 

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