Leonard Nyquist “Andy” Anderson died Monday, May 9, 2011 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 91 years old.
He was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., the next oldest of five children of Charles Edward (Karl) Anderson and Esther Nyquist Anderson. He was raised in Oakland, Neb., a town made up of persons of Swedish descent. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941. He was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company where he worked for 44 years before retiring. While working for Phillips he met Virginia Lee Jones.
They were married May 22, 1943, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and enjoyed 67 years of marriage.
They lived in various places during his work with Phillips Petroleum Company: Odessa, Texas, Phillips, Texas, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Borger, Texas. While in Oklahoma City he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Oklahoma City University.
“Andy” and Virginia raised three children: Karen Lee Anderson, Janis Lyn Anderson and Nancy Sue Anderson. Andy enjoyed hunting fishing, golf and traveling.
He and Virginia visited many places in the world. They moved to Sun City, Texas, in 1999 and they were members of the Georgetown First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Melvin Anderson and Clifford Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Karen Turner and husband Lloyd Turner of Abilene, Texas, Janis Anderson of Georgetown, Texas, and Nancy Anderson of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Susan Turner Coleman and husband Jarrett Coleman; and great grandsons, Brett and Pearce Coleman of Coppell, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanette Anderson Alstatt of Manhattan, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. Memorial services will be at a later date. Burial will be a Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Andy to: First United Methodist Church, 410 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas 78626.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at http://www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.