Faye Anderson, age 76 of Grand Island, formerly of Broken Bow, died Thursday July 24, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Graveside services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow with Pastor Scott Friesen officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Govier Brothers. Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established to the Chrysalis Lutheran Homes in Grand Island.
Eula “Faye” Anderson was born on Dec. 25, 1937, to Charles and Agnes (Stithem) Pettis at Anselmo, where she attended school.
Faye was married to Elver Wayne “Bum” Anderson Oct.31, 1953, at Broken Bow; they had two daughters Connie Kay and Karen Sue.
The family lived in various places throughout the years eventually settling in Broken Bow where the girls had graduated. Faye and Bum then moved to take other jobs finally retiring to Broken Bow from McCook.
Mr. Anderson died in 2005.
After Bum passed away Faye moved to Grand Island, living at the Chrysalis Apartments. There she made many good friends and joined all of the activities she could.
Faye was a good wife and mother, and thought the world of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She was interested in everything that was happening in their lives and giving them encouragement. Faye was a kind and caring person and tried to find the best in everyone.
She loved to dance and being any place there was music. Faye played the piano sometimes accompanying her dad even going to Washington, D.C. to the Smithsonian to play with him during the bicentennial.
She enjoyed sewing, crafts and her flower garden.
She is survived by her daughters, Connie White of Lincoln, and Karen Derr of Sutton; three grandchildren, Julie White of Lincoln, Andy (Kim) Derr of Friend, and Anna Lewis of Sutton; great-grandchildren; Jordan of Lincoln, Nathan and Breauna of Friend, and Riley, Kaylee, Elizabeth, Sophia, of Sutton. She is also survived by a sister, Burnice Zierlein of North Platte.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Kristi Sue White; son-in-law, Dennis White; and sisters, Freida Pettis, Wilma Jean Mason and Darline Daily.