ANNIE LOU MCGRAW ANDERSON slipped quietly into
the arms of angels on March 5, 2012 in Aspermont,
TX. She celebrated 91 years young Dec. 17, 2011.
Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
She was the second of six children born to Burl and
Ellie McGraw in Ranger, TX. She attended Ranger
High School. She married Aaron N. Anderson in 1938 in
Ranger & two sons were born to that union. She owned
and operated the Hornet's Inn in Aspermont for almost
thirty years and was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Aspermont. She was active in her community
and loved her family, friends and the church. She was
a loving and giving person who was loved by everyone
she knew. Family was the most important thing in her
life. She will be dearly missed by all of her family
and friends. She loved gospel and county music and the
highlight of her year was her annual trip to Branson
where she and her son vacationed for twelve consecutive
years until she could no longer travel.
At the time of her death, she was survived by her son
Jerry F. Anderson (RHS-1960) and daughter-in-law Karen
Lallier Anderson of Southlake; her daughter-in-law Oveda
Lee of Abilene; five grandchildren, David Anderson of
Abilene, Daniel Anderson of Hawley, Jerry Don Anderson
of Dallas, Lance Anderson of Red Oak and Traci Anderson
of Abilene; two step-grandchildren, Sean Kozak of Vancouver,
B.C. and Michelle Kozak of Columbus, Ohio; nine great-
grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; one
sister Doncie McGraw Reynolds (RHS-1950) of Olden; sister-
in-laws Betty McGraw of Olden & Eleanor McGraw of Torrance,
CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was preceded
in death by her husband Aaron N. "Andy" Anderson and her
son David N. Anderson (RHS-1957) in 1990 and two brothers
and two sisters.
HUSBAND: AARON NEWTON ANDERSON, JR., 72, was born on
June 6, 1917 in Texas to Aaron Newton and Lou Hamer
Shaddon Anderson. He grew up around Aspermont. He
married Anna Lou McGraw (RHS-1937) of Ranger in 1938
and they had two sons, David Anderson (RHS-1957) and
Jerry Anderson (RHS-1960). He died on March 5, 1990
in Abilene, TX.