Funeral services for Lois Ann Anderson, 73, of Killeen will be 2 pm Friday, July 22, 2011 at Lifeway Fellowship Church. Rev. Jimmy Towers will officiate. Burial will be held at Brevard Memorial Park in Cocoa, FL. The family will have a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Anderson passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in a Temple hospital.
Lois was born on November 27, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA to Arthur and Dorothy (Anderson) Constable. She attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh. Lois received a Bachelor's degree in English at Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Management at Troy University.
She worked as an Air Force Historian & Intelligence Analyst and for the U.S. Federal Service and retired as Dean of the Continental Campus at Central Texas College.
She married James Anderson on August 19, 1955 in Winchester, VA.
Lois was member of the Killeen Sister Cities, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Board; Viva Les Arts Board, Ft. Hood Officers Wives Club; Metroplex Hospital Foundation Board and the Killeen Personnel Hearing Board. Among her achievements are two published articles and national recognition as the Air Force Historian of the Year and designation as a Fort Hood Good Neighbor.
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. James R. Anderson of Killeen; daughters, Starr Ann (Michael) Beauchamp of Beavercreek, OH and Vicki Lyn Davidson of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Rosemarie (James) Nabors of Davie, FL; grandsons, Dr. Ryan (Amy) Beauchamp, PharmD of Beavercreek, OH and Dr. Dustin Beauchamp, DVM of Houston, TX and granddaughter, Kathryn Elizabeth of Las Vegas, NV and great granddaughter Alexa Lynn of Beavercreek, OH and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Anderson's memory to the Anderson Endowed Scholarship at Central Texas College Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen.
Words of encouragement may be made at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com .