James E. Anderson
March 24, 1927 – April 2, 2013
Jim, born in West Monroe Louisiana, was one of nine children. The recipient of two purple hearts, he served in the US Marine Corps in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, retiring after 23 years with the rank of First Sergeant. Jim then worked for the US Postal Service for 20 years. He also served as a volunteer in the Sheriff's department and co-owned a popular CB radio shop.
A member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Lemon Grove for over 22 years, Jim served the church in many ways and was a Knight of Columbus. He loved to paint watercolors, do gardening, was a long-time member of the CDA bowling league, and loved to travel in his motor home.
Jim was a war hero, gentleman and great person who was loved by all and will be dearly missed. He is survived by one brother, and his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 10 am at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church (8086 Broadway - Lemon Grove, California).
A Military Memorial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – 2:30 pm at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Pt. Loma, California).
Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.
Eternal rest grant unto James, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace. Amen.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
II Timothy 4:7-8