obit: Gloria Ann Rohacek Anderson
TEXAS CITY — Gloria Ann Rohacek Anderson of Texas City, Texas passed away March 26, 2011.
Mrs. Anderson was born September 30, 1942, in Texas City, Texas. She graduated from Texas City High School. She was married to Buddy (William) Anderson for 45 years.
Gloria resided in the Houston area for many years and lived in Texas City for the last two decades. She was Administrative Assistant for the engineering group of CDI at Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide for 20 years, retiring in 2010, and enjoyed her work and the companionship of her coworkers.
Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Rohacek, and her mother, Imogene Rohacek.
She is survived by her husband, Buddy Anderson of Texas City; her daughter Michel Evans and husband, Keith of Alvin, Texas; her granddaughter, Samantha Evans, of Alvin, Texas; her brother, Jerry Rohacek and wife, Brenda of Texas City and their daughters, Cynthia and Melissa; her aunt, Celestine Smith and her family of Austin, Texas; her brothers and sister by marriage, David Anderson, Michael Anderson, and Billie Jean Sorrells; and her aunts and uncle by marriage, Jo Ann Horne, Lil Wood, and R. M. Anderson and wife, Pet.
Gloria was a devoted wife and a very caring mother and grandmother. She was a kind and loving person who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working on projects and crafts to decorate her home. Gloria was always the one at work who kept track of everyone’s birthdays and baked the cake the night before. She always listened to everyone else’s problems and never complained about her own. She would say “Quit whining – just cut the cake.” When Grandpa teased granddaughter Samantha one time that she wouldn’t be able to do anything the rest of the day if she broke her fingernail, Samantha replied “I’m not that kind of girl.” Well, her grandmother wasn’t either. Gloria would say that her most important accomplishment in life was raising a wonderful and caring daughter. She will be missed by her family.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped Gloria through her battle with cancer and who helped care for her in her final days on earth. At her request, Gloria will be cremated. There will be a family graveside service at a later time.
Time to say goodbye…I love you girl.
James Crowder Funeral Home-La Marque