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Joe Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1936
Death: Nov. 12, 2004

Services: 10 a.m. today at Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner.

Joe Anderson, 68, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Lubbock Health Care in Lubbock.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1936, in Littlefield, Texas, to George C. Anderson and Lizzie C. Gleaton.

He was raised at Fort Sumner where he attended school, graduating in 1956. He participated in football and basketball at Fort Sumner. He married Jessie Pickett on July 5, 1957, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was employed by Mountain Bell Telephone. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served for four years. Following his honorable discharge he continued as a technician for Mountain Bell for 31 years until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Vegas and a longtime volunteer with the City of Las Vegas Fire Department. He farmed in the Fort Sumner valley since 1990. Family members said he an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting trips with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, L.G. Sinclair, Thelma Anderson, Eva Teal; and two brothers, Mose and Carl Anderson.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Doug Anderson (and wife, Shelby) of Gaston, Ind.; seven sisters, Wanda Mechnig (Bill) of Roswell, Jewell Sasser of Clovis, Fern Hay (George) of Pep, Mae Hodge, Dorothy Neuman, Frances Nahlovsky and Blanche Boyd, all of Fort Sumner; two brothers-in-law, Walter Pickett (Teresa) of Los Alamos, and Clyde Pickett (Jackie) of Las Vegas, N.M.; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Payne (Jim) of Deming, and Bea Anderson of Fort Sumner; and many nieces and nephews, including Joy and Larry Batts of Hobbs.

The Rev. Coy Brewer will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Fort Sumner Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner. 
Family links: 
  George Crowdus Anderson (1892 - 1973)
  Elizabeth Cornelia Gleaton Anderson (1892 - 1973)
  L G Anderson Sinclair (1912 - 1985)*
  Thelma Anderson (1914 - 2004)*
  Eva Loree Anderson Teal (1916 - 2004)*
  Jewel Arilia Anderson Sasser (1922 - 2005)*
  Mae Dell Anderson Hodge (1923 - 2004)*
  Joe Anderson (1936 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Fort Sumner Cemetery
Fort Sumner
DeBaca County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9909935
Joe Anderson
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