A visitation for Beverlie Anderson, 84, Lawrence will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private family inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery on a later date with full military honors. She passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Beverlie was born September 3, 1933 in San Jose, CA the daughter of Perry and Alma (LeDuc) Gard.
She proudly served her country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict where she met her husband of 50 years. While in the service she attended dental school at the Naval Station Great Lakes and became a certified dental hygienist. Her love of country continued with her children and grandchildren as they have served and continue to serve their country through various military branches.
Beverlie was a CMA at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor and also worked in the hospitality industry in local hotels.
Her hobbies and interests included motorcycle adventures with her husband, working in her garden, and loved the Jayhawks. Above all, her greatest love was for her 7 children, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
She married Thomas Floyd Anderson on February 13, 1954 in Carson City, NV. He preceded her in death February 11, 2005.
Survivors include her children, Diannia Affalter, Lawrence, KS, Gayle Anderson, Garden City, KS, Cindy (Dave) Kunkel, Grand Junction, CO, Susan Anderson, Thomas F. (Pam) Anderson II, Patrice Anderson, and Kelly Anderson, Lawrence, KS. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Vernon Gard, granddaughter Anna Chaussee and son-in-law Dan Affalter.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Lawrence Humane Society and American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.