Christine Kay Anderson, 43, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2011, at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. Christine was born on July 31, 1968 to Michael and Sharon Dean in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1987, and worked in the bakery at Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart in Ottumwa.
Christine was born four months premature, and knew what it meant to fight and persevere. She had survived breast cancer twice before, and this time, she again fought a hard and courageous battle to live. She taught us all to smile, laugh and to enjoy life for what it is.
Christine loved her family and friends, and loved the Lord. She loved watching football, reading, and her cat Drake. She had a beautiful smile, and loved to laugh and "find the funny" in all things big and small.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Michael and Sharon Dean, her twin sister Michelle, sister Kim (Marty) Smith, of all Ankeny, IA, brother Jim (Julie) Dean of Shreveport, LA, nieces and nephews Kaitlin and Jacob Smith, and Justin and Jentry Dean.
Christine was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be from 5-7pm on December 19th at the Ankeny Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10am December 20 at Ankeny Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Winterset, IA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Health Hospice.