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 Goldie Francis <I>Howard</I> Anderson

Goldie Francis Howard Anderson

Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Death 15 Mar 1983 (aged 74)
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Devotion, Grave 3, Sec.396
Memorial ID 11475946 · View Source
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Goldie Francis Howard (she hated her name) third child of Fred George Howard and Eva Pearl (Stoddard) Howard.Her brothers are George Frederick born 1902, Fred Emory born 1911, and sister Thelma Dorothy born 1904, all of whom were born in Albion, Michigan.

George was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.Thelma was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Michigan. Fred was buried in River Valley Memorial Cemetery, West Dundee, IL.

Goldie Francis (Howard) Anderson married Wendell George Anderson on 21 Dec 1935, in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. In the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joseph L. Kennedy officiating and the witnesses were Gladys and Walter Cornell. Out of town guests were Mrs. William A. Johnstone of Wayne, James Robertson of Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rostiser of Jackson, Mrs. Clara Pennnell of Jackson and Donald Boyd of Albion. All of the towns mentioned are in Michigan.

This union was blessed with three sons Mark MacDonald born 1938, Hugh Wendell born 1940 and died 04 Nov 2007 and Donald Kent born 1942. The three of us were born in Detroit, Michigan.

Hugh and Donald blessed Mama and Daddy with 4 grandson's and 2 grand daughter's.

Mama was very sickly for many years, while we were growing up. She had constant sinus head aches, swollen legs, bad heart, Epileptic seizures, and many other afflictions, some had started in early childhood. At the age of 14 she had Diptheria and Scarlet Fever at the same time. Through it all she had a thumbs up demeaner. Mama, could be very stubborn (if you thought you were right then go ahead), patient (she taught me long division, no small task), very defensive (especially when her sons were involved).

She developed breast cancer later in life and had her left breast removed. At this point the cancer had spread to the bone; which was to take her from us.

Even with the pain of bone cancer, and while she was suffering, Mama said to me, "I want to live!!!" Mama passed away March 15, 1983, at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan at their Hospice Care Center. I can't say enough GOOD things about the excellent care Mama received at this place.

Her life of suffering was at an end. Daddy was with her when she died. He said Mama's last words were "Thelma...Thelma, is that you?" and passed away.

Daddy said he firmly believes that Aunt Thelma came to get Mama, and take her to heaven to be with GOD. So do her three sons; Mark, Hughie(25 Sep.1940-02 Nov. 2007), and Donnie.

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  • Created by: Mark M. Anderson
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Goldie Francis Howard Anderson (26 Jan 1909–15 Mar 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11475946, citing Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Mark M. Anderson (contributor 46796955) .