Patricia Jean Anderson, 92, of Lampasas died July 10, 2020 at Franklin Park Assisted Living in Round Rock.
Her body was cremated, and her remains will be interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery Columbarium at a private service. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Pat was born June 8, 1928 in Houston to John Donald Harmier and Mary Velma (Cook) Harmier.
On graduating from Jeff Davis High School, she was awarded a scholarship to Houston Business College, from which she later graduated.
Pat was employed as a secretary and office manager by a Houston insurance agency while also attending classes at the University of Houston.
In 1948, she met Jim Anderson, a Shell Oil engineer, on a blind date while visiting a friend in Eagle Lake, Texas. They were married in Houston on April 14, 1950.
Pat soon decided to give up her career and become a full-time, stay-at-home homemaker and mother. Jim’s job entailed frequent moves and, during their 70 years of marriage, Pat made a home at 14 different locations. They had two daughters: Susan Gail, born in Corpus Christi, and Mary Grace, born in Midland.
Pat devoted herself to her family, home, church, friends and pets. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lampasas.
When she and Jim retired to Lampasas from Houston in 1986, they took on the task of restoring an 1882 house on Third Street. Pat enjoyed working on the old house, gardening, cooking and visiting.
Pat lost her sight in 2015 and that, together with a stroke she suffered in 2019, necessitated moving to Round Rock to a place where she could get the professional care she needed, but her heart remained with Lampasas.
She is survived by her husband, George J. Anderson; daughters Susan Gail Anderson of Lampasas and Mary Grace (Brian) Kuehne of New Orleans; three grandchildren, William J. Kuehne of Houston, Ian B. Kuehne of Santa Barbara, California, and Elizabeth G. Kuehne of New Orleans; a brother, Donald Paul Harmier of Houston; two sisters-inlaw, Joanne Harmier of Houston and Kathleen Lees of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Lampasas Community Cats-TNR or to Lampasas Animal Shelter.