|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1928|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 2012|
Louise Anderson, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 11, at Hamilton House in Lubbock, TX, surrounded by her family who loved her so much. She was born September 30, 1928, near Okemah, OK, to the home of William and Nellie Greenfield. She attended school at Pharoah, OK, through the 10th grade, then moved to Buckeye, NM, in 1944. She was graduated from Lovington High School in 1946. She went to beauty school in Okmulgee, OK, and worked there for a short time before moving to Lubbock, TX, where she worked at the bus station and then later at Dunlaps Department Store.
She moved to Clovis in 1951 to work at Dunlaps where she went on a blind date arranged by a co-worker. Two weeks to the day later, on July 15, 1951, she married L.D. "Manzy" Simms in Portales, NM. They worked side-by-side as owners of the Clovis Steam Laundry & Dry Cleaners until his failing health required her constant attention. After Manzy's death in 1973, she began her long and happy employment as a saleslady at the Blue Room where Louise enjoyed her co-workers and many customers. Louise had an amazing eye for fashion and was always dressed with class and style.
Louise remained a widow for 18 years before marrying O.L. "Jack" Anderson on December 27, 1991. They enjoyed almost twenty years together, spending time at the cabin in Eagle Nest, visiting relatives, enjoying church-related activities, and working in their yard. Favorite things in their later years included eating at Dairy Queen each evening, eating lunch at the senior meal site, and taking many interesting and adventurous drives on a daily basis.
Louise was an incredible cook, known especially for her homemade rolls, and was also a talented seamstress. God blessed her with a beautiful soprano voice, which she shared for many years singing at weddings and funerals in a group of special friends that she affectionately called the "Deadbeats." She was a long-time member of the 16th & Pile Church of Christ and was in the Alpha Theta Sorority for many years. Wherever Louise was, and whatever she was doing - she made sure everyone was having fun. She maintained her quick wit up until illness robbed her of the ability to do so. She loved her children and grandchildren without boundaries and extended that love to her newly-acquired family when she married Jack.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Manzy Simms on August 23, 1973, and Jack Anderson on November 25, 2011; an infant son, Bill on September 3, 1955; her parents; a sister, Lois Graham, and a brother, Bill Greenfield.
Louise is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann and husband, Ken Cable of Clovis; a son, J. Pike and wife, Erleen Simms of Roseburg, OR; a sister, Mary Ellen O'Quinn of New Braunfels, TX; step-daughters, Judy and Mike Wilson of Charlotte, NC, and Linda Watkins of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Barrett Cable, Kara Copeland, Mitchell Simms, Maryn Simms, Michael Wilson, Llala Wilson, and Benjamin Watkins; and five great-grandchildren, Madi, Kyle, Mason, Emma Grace, and Hadlee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 2:00 PM at the 16th & Pile Church of Christ with Eric Dickey officiating. Pallbearers will be Barrett Cable, Tony Cable, Randy Cable, Mark Copeland, Tommy Firestone, and Willie McEndree. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Hospice of Lubbock and also Steve and Gina Hamilton of Hamilton House in Lubbock, TX, for the compassionate, loving, "above and beyond" care they provided to Louise during the final months of her life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM, (575) 763-5541. The online guest book may be signed at www.steedtodd.com.
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on July 14, 2012
Lincoln Dee Simms (1907 - 1973)
Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
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