JoAnn Anderson

JoAnn "Joey" Anderson

Sunday, November 21, 1943 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
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JoAnn (Joey) Anderson, age 75, of Nixon, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and dear friends. Joey was born on November 21, 1943 in Houston to Grant E. and Gladys Judge. Her parents, husband Sandy, two brothers and one sister precede her in death. Joey is survived by children, Travis Anderson (Amy), Tracy Anderson (David), Chris Anderson (Gina), Rebecca Boyd (Ryan) and David Anderson (Carrie); grandchildren, Victoria Martinez, Allegra Smith, Grant Anderson, Jackson Guerra, Annabella Smith, Nathan Anderson, Tate Smith, Noah Anderson, Ethan Anderson and Vivienne Anderson. The family would like to give a special thanks to her close friends, Linda Weeks, Tammy Hill, Doris Hartsell, Christy Bachmeyer and Lisa Griffin, for all the friendship throughout the years, especially the help they provided during her illness. Joey and her family want to recognize Texas Oncology of New Braunfels for their superior medical care throughout her battle with breast cancer. Joey was a 1965 graduate of Tulane University, a Lake McQueeney Ski Bee in its early years and a longtime teacher in Seguin. Her favorite memories were her many road trips with her life long love, Sandy, spending time at her farmhouse with the YaYa’s, spending quality time with her grandkids and volunteering at her church!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
First United Methodist Church of Nixon

Pastor Rhonda Troll will officiate at the service. A private interment will follow at a later time. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in JoAnn’s name to the American Cancer Society at or the Humane Society at
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:00am
    First United Methodist Church Nixon
    400 North Franklin Avenue
    Nixon, Texas 78140
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    Pastor Rhonda Troll


Donations are being accepted for: American Cancer Society.


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Sarah Guenther

Posted at 10:53pm
Linda and Lisa, I’m so very sorry you’ve had to say goodbye to your dear friend. I hope it brings you comfort to know that Pixie was there to greet her.

Barbara Breier

Posted at 11:47pm
I grew up with Joey on Treasure Island and skied in the ski show with her and other Ski Bees. We went to tournaments together and recall many fond memories of her with my brother Ross Lynch, John Stinson, Sambo Muir, Kaye Rushing Lynch, Sally Herder and Speedy Hart. Later we enjoyed spending summers at the condo when we had Gladys and Judge as neighbors and our kids became friends. Joey was always ready for any fun event, enjoyed her family and children and taught us all to laugh a lot. On behalf of all the Breier’s including Chip and Mike our thoughts are with the family and want you to know that Joey was a special person in all of our lives.

Margaret Mueller

Posted at 05:23pm
Gladys and Red Judge were my first neighbors when I married and moved to Treasure Island in 1960. I have know Joey since she was in high school. I send my sincere sympathy for your loss. This was a very special fun loving family. So many good memories.

Stephanie Maley

Posted at 04:58pm
My "beloved memories" of Joey are numerous, if dated. She graciously took me in to share her Capitol Hill apartment in 1966, while I was supposed to be completing my senior yr of university at Indiana U. and Mike was in Officer's Training Camp at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Joey worked in Sen John Towers' mail room, and I secured a minor position at the Library of Congress. We were "poor" but so rich in adventures - - my ancient Buick, Leaping Lena, offered us endless entertainment, stares, and a means to escape DC to the Virginia countryside or Annapolis on Sundays, where we feasted on shark steak and ogled the handsome young naval cadets. We made friends with "Kenny Cop" who regularly patrolled our all-black (with one exception - - us!) on foot and became a regular visitor. Eventually, Mike was released for a day, and then a weekend, and I recall many a raucous weekend with him and some of his handsome mates from the camp.
I "crashed" upon them again in Italy, where Mike was stationed at a NATO base in the Italian alps, and they lived in the very charming town of Vicenza, in the Po Valley of Northern Italy. It was meant to be a summer's visit, but once I had sampled a bit of Europe I postponed my post-graduate slot and stayaed on into the Fall and Winter of 1968. Joey must have feared that I would become a financial burden and her sister "Sister" got me signed up as an Avon Sales Lady - - In Italy, for Italians. (Actually, a very good way to learn a foreign language.) Meanwhile, Joey became very pregnant with Travis, and we enjoyed numerous outings in the surrounding countryside while Mike slaved away. Our favorite excursion was the one-hour train ride to Venetzia (Venice), where we would hit Hemmingway's favorite haunt, Harry's Bar, for fried fish and martinis (Trav - - If you have suffered any lingering defects, forgive us - - We didn't know about the alcohol-during-PG'cy consequences then!) , after which we'd feed the aggressive pigeons on St. Mark's Square and wander along the canals and bridges of residential Venice. Too many wonderful times to recount, but I'll cherish those memories forever.
And I'll cherish memories of my friend Joey - - She was so much more than my favorite sister-in-law-- forever.
Travis, you may or may not have heard these stories, but on the morning of March 29, 1968, I tapped on Joey's extended belly and said "OK, Tracy, you can come out now! It's Aunt Stevie's birthday!" Of course, you were insulted and hunkered down in her poor swollen womb for another 24 hours. But, you were certainly worth the wait. I guess you know that Mike had me carry a bag of Texas soil, which was placed under the bed during your delivery?

To all of Joey's children and grand-children, I offer my condolences, and my happiness that you enjoyed such a wonderful, vibrant, unpretentious, funny, loving individual to call Mom and Grandma. I love her too, and am so pleased to learn that she had an active church family in addition to y'all. God bless you, every one! Stephanie "Stevie" Maley (nee Sagebiel)

Terry and Ryan

Posted at 04:57pm
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