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Capt Curtis Odean Anderson
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Birth: May 1, 1929
Death: Nov. 3, 2007
Washington, USA

Curt's obituary from the USNA Alumni Association:

Anderson, Curtis Odean
DOB 5/1/1929 ~DOD 11/3/2007 ND
Curtis Anderson of Port Orchard, WA. May. 1, 1929 to Nov. 3, 2007 Veteran Captain Curtis O. Anderson, USN (ret.) passed away peacefully at home on November 3, 2007 following complications from a stroke. Curt was born May 1, 1929 to Edward and Emma (Nelson) Anderson in Towner, ND the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale, WA in 1947 and enlisted in the Navy in 1948. In 1949 he received a fleet appointment to the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as an Ensign upon graduation in 1953. Known as "Andy" to his Naval Academy classmates, Curt proudly served as a Naval Officer for 30 years, retiring in 1983 after a distinguished career spanning three commands at sea (USS Lipan, USS Excel, and USS MacKenzie) and two commands ashore (Naval Weapons Station, Concord, CA and Combat Systems Technical Schools Command, Mare Island, CA). He was honored during his Navy career with many noteworthy medals, including the Legion of Merit with combat V and one gold star, Bronze Star with Combat V, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service medal with one bronze star, the Navy Unit Commendation with two stars, Korean Service medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with bronze star. Curt married twice; first to Martha Mumby of San Diego with whom he raised a family of three daughters and two sons. His second marriage was to Linda Webb, bringing two stepchildren to his life. Throughout the following years Curt embraced his blended family with humor, wisdom, and love. In 1991 Curt and Linda returned to the Kitsap County to enjoy retirement. He became active in the community and was a member of the Central Lions Club and Sons of Norway. Especially dear to his heart was his volunteer work with the AARP Safe Driving Program where he first participated as an instructor, then became the state coordinator for Washington, and for the last six years served as the Regional Coordinator, overseeing the program in five states. He loved visiting his children and grandchildren, hosting holiday dinners for friends and family, making his trademark blackberry jam, and staying in touch with his Naval Academy classmates and former shipmates. Curtis is survived by his loving wife, Linda Webb Anderson; his five children, Mark Anderson (Joyann, Martha Bywater (James), Michael Anderson (Nancy), Mary Dominick (Michael) and Marne Smith (Thomas); two stepchildren, Mark Webb (Marcie) and Adriane Webb Caminhas (Marcos); twelve grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew. His parents, three brothers and three sisters, and one nephew preceded him in death. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Rill's Life Tribute Center in Port Orchard followed by a reception at the Clubhouse at McCormick Woods. An online memorial can be viewed at www.rill.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Curt's name to the Hospice of Kitsap County. Kitsap Sun 11 November 2007
 
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74438353
Capt Curtis Odean Anderson
Added by: Charles A. Lewis
 
Capt Curtis Odean Anderson
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Added by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
 
 
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Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 3, 2012
 
 
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