Cordelia Frances Anderson was born and raised in her parents home to Frank C. Anderson and Etta M. Anderson. She was born into a pioneer Filer family and was a woman of strength and integrity. She spent her early years attending the Filer school system and graduated in the Filer High School Class of 1937. She then attended Albion State Normal School receiving her
elementary school teaching certificate. She received her degree from Colorado State College.
Frances started her teaching career in Eden, Idaho then Jerome and then continued in the Twin Falls school system. She taught first grade at the old Washington School in Twin Falls At the closure of Washington, she moved over to Bickel Elementary. After a few years she became the principal at Bickel Elementary. She then moved to be the principal at Harrison Elementary until her retirement. She had a long and enjoyable career in the her teaching career and her love of children touched many lives. She was a very talented and gifted lady. She loved to sew and patiently taught her nieces how to sew.
Frances was a long time member of the Filer Methodist Church. While teaching she was an active member of the Soroptimist Club. She was a member of Filer Chapter AH P.E.O. sisterhood.
She leaves behind a loving and devoted family. She is survived by her sister Mary (Duane) Ramseyer of Filer. Her seven nieces and nephews have been very blessed to have Frances as an important and influential part of their lives. They are Cindy Blair of Tallahassee, Florida, Lynn Popplewell of Buhl, Patrick Anderson of Salt Lake City, David (Susan) Ramseyer of Filer, Phyllis (Mike) Nichols of Parma, and John (Linda) Ramseyer of Filer. Dr. Paul Embree of Modesto, California, a cousin, was raised by her parents and always considered a brother. Many great nieces and nephews will also remember Great Aunt Francie fondly. Time spent with Frances was always an adventure.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Loren Anderson of Filer.
A celebration of Frances' life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Carol Thompson of the Filer Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at White Mortuary. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.