Date Posted: 2008-04-03
Maiden Name: Hodgson

Dorothy Nina Anderson, 85, of Holdrege, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Funeral Services will be at Christian Homes Chapel in Holdrege, on Monday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Tom Thompson and Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating, Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County. Visitation will be at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Sunday, April 6, from 1-6 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 3-5 p.m.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlys (Eddie) Anderson of Loomis; one son, Marvin (Gwen) Anderson of Toronto, Canada; five grandchildren, Kelly (Carolyn) Anderson of Loomis, Cory Anderson of Omaha, Mindy (Nathan) Knott of Lincoln and Dylan and Gareth Anderson of Toronto; great-grandchildren, Kalen and Edison Knott and Chloe Anderson; sister-in-law, Margaret Hodgson of Grand Island; one niece and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oct. 18, 2004; her parents; one brother, Horace Hodgson; sisters-in-law, Grace Roper and Doris Anderson and brother-in-law, George Roper.

Dorothy was born April 29, 1922 at Omaha, to Ralph and Mabel (Cook) Hodgson. She attended District South #17 and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1940. She attended Kearney State College for two years. Dorothy then employed in the offices of the Union Petroleum Co. and Nebraska Natural Gas Co. in Lexington.

On March 2, 1947 she was united in marriage to Dell R. Anderson of Loomis and to this union two children were born, Marlys and Marvin. They farmed north of Loomis for over 40 years. In 1988, Dorothy and Dell moved into Holdrege. Following a stroke suffered by Dorothy in 1998, they made their home at Chrisoma West since 2000 and later at Christian Homes due to her failing health.

Dorothy was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Loomis since 1952, where she was baptized and assisted with children's meetings, was active with the Free Church Women's Ministry and was a pianist for many years. A memorial has been established in her memory and will be designated at a later time. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.