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Richard O.”Andy” Anderson

Born: 8/15/1936

Died: 11/3/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Richard O. Andy Anderson, 69, passed away November 3, 2005, in Visalia, California. He was born August 15, 1936, in Talihina to Richard and Grace Anderson. Andy grew up in Oklahoma and was schooled there.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, obtaining the rank of sergeant. He moved to Lakewood, California, in 1953 and graduated from Long Beach State and Pacific Law School, obtaining his law degree. Andy worked for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as an officer, serving 34 years and retiring as a sergeant.

He and Judy Dolan married in Lakewood on May 21, 1983, and came to Exeter, California, in April 1999 where he became active in community affairs, serving as commander of American Legion Post 94, member of the Exeter Planning Commission for several years, Exeter Presbyterian Church and as an active member and chaplain of the Exeter Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce. He was proud to be a member of the Choctaw Nation.

Andy loved Exeter and his coffee group at Hometown Emporium. He was a loving and giving man.

Survivors include his wife of Exeter; two sons, James (Tammy) Anderson of Florida and John Anderson of Lakewood; daughter, Karen (John) Cooper of Mountain View; two stepsons, Michael Dolan of Orange, California, and Kevin (Jeri) Dolan of Valencia, California; two brothers, Gary and Don Anderson, both of Oregon; two sisters, Betty Anderson of Los Angeles and Mary Wiltshire of Stanton, California; and five grandchildren.