Raymond Eugene Anderson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 16, 2015, at the age of 83.
Raymond was born on December 27, 1931, in Arcadia, OK, to Raymond Clarence and Edna Violet (Hensley) Anderson. He graduated Edmond High School in 1951, and then served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
While in high school, Raymond met the love of his life, Loretta “Fern” Oakes, they were married on September 10, 1952, while he was home on leave from boot camp. Ten days later the Army sent him to Austria for 18 months. In 1954, Raymond went to work as a serviceman for Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, where he remained for 42 years, retiring as a Customer Service Supervisor.
Raymond and Fern enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and visited many sites and countries over the years. He loved country living and working on his acreage. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Raymond was preceded in death by his mother and father and brother Howard Anderson. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 62 years Loretta “Fern” of the home, son Tony Anderson and wife Debbie of Moore; daughter Kimberly Sharp and husband Perry of Arcadia; grandsons Kyle Anderson of Sand Springs; Brandon Goodwin of Arcadia; Zachary Anderson of Holdenville; and Rolla Forcum of Moore; granddaughter Crystal Deken and husband Dave of Stillwater; great-granddaughters Molly and Savannah Deken of Stillwater; sisters Mary Lou Roberts and husband Curt of Arcadia; Evelyn Harris of Edmond; Linda Piatt of Naples, Florida, and a host of family and friends.
A special thanks to the nurses in Pod F and the doctors at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital for their compassion and excellent care.
The family will receive visitors on Monday evening, May 18, at Matthews Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK.
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