Betty May Anderson, age 89, passed away on April 27, 2011 in Georgetown, Texas. She had been a resident of the Wesleyan at Scenic since Dec. of 2008. She previously lived in Fairfax, Virginia and Denver, Colorado. She was born on November 21, 1921 in Pueblo, Colorado to Nellie May Fitzpatrick and Harry Bertrand Ellifritt. She graduated from Central High School in Pueblo, Colorado in 1939. She married John C. Anderson on January 17, 1941 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1991 in Clifton, Colorado.
Betty worked as an executive secretary for private companies and Government agencies in Colorado. She also owned and operated two Kelly Girl Agencies in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado. She retired in 1982.
Betty loved to sing and play the piano. She pursued her love of music all her life. During her high school years she participated in musical programs and won a state of Colorado singing competition. In her later years she had singing parts in two performances of the Mikado.
Betty traveled extensively with her husband's job with CF&I Steel Corporation. They also took vacation trips all over the United States and abroad traveling to such destinations as South America, Europe, Bahamas, and the Middle East. She and her husband also loved to fish and taught their children the love of the outdoors.
Betty was a member of the Methodist faith for most of her life.
She is survived by her daughter Nellouise and her son-in-law John Stewart of Georgetown, Texas, her daughter Penelope S. Murray of Fairfax, Virginia, and her son Carl H. Anderson and her daughter-in-law Alicia of Queenstown, Maryland.
She has six grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.
Her body has been cremated and her ashes will be spread at a later date in Colorado. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the Wesleyan on Scenic Drive in Georgetown, Texas at 10:30 AM on Monday May 2, 2011.
Contributions can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in her name.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.