Angus Adams Anderson |

Angus Adams Anderson

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Angus Adams Anderson died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 after a brief hospital stay in Colorado Springs, surrounded by family. He was 92.

Angus attended Texarkana, Arkansas High School and Lamar College in Beaumont, Texas. He served in the 81st Squadron of the 12th bombardment group of the U.S. Army Air Corps and saw action in Europe, North Africa and India during World War II.

In 1950, he married Mary Emily Symes of Baton Rouge, La. Together they raised their five children and lived in New Orleans, Houston, Aspen and Woody Creek, Colo.

Angus led a happy, long and adventurous life. He owned and operated many businesses in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 30 years. He enriched the lives of his many friends and his abundant family with delicious and inventive cooking, intricate and amazingly true stories, and his big heart and generous nature. He left extended family and friends all over the world and we will miss him very much.

He is survived by Mary Anderson and their children, Dr. Mary (Bill) Reeves of Salida, Sara (Eric) Richelson of Armonk, N.Y., Herman (Anne) Anderson of Snowmass, Jack Anderson of Woody Creek, and Anne Anderson and husband Phillip Strauss of S/Y Abracadabra; grandchildren Sarah Underwood, Amos Underwood, Leah Underwood, Silas Richelson, Caleb Richelson, Julia Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Anneleize Strauss, and Jabez Strauss, and great-granddaughter Amara Underwood.

A graveside service is set for 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana, Texas. Memorial services will also be held at a later date in Houston and Aspen. There will be a viewing held prior to the graveside service on Saturday. Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.

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