Nancy Anderson


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Nancy Anderson

Date of Birth:
June 04, 1944
Date of Death:
November 09, 2013
Ames, Iowa, United States


Nancy Lynn Anderson, 69, of Madrid, passed away on November 9 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

The memorial service will be held at Garden Prairie United Church of Christ on November 15 at 1pm with Reverend Phil Davis officiating.

Nancy was born in Boone, Iowa, to Bernard and Marjorie Pepper on June 4, 1944. She went to high school at United Community High School and graduated in 1962. On August 8, 1964 Nancy was united marriage to Alan Norman Anderson in Boone, Iowa. She went on to earn a license in cosmetology from Thompsons Beauty School. She worked as a cosmetologist in her home for twenty years. She then worked at Iowa State in dining services for ten years. She volunteered as an election official for many years, and was very proud of the contributions to Iowa’s sesquicentennial. She loved working outside, attending her grandchildren’s activities, watching old movies, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Garden Prairie United Church of Christ.

Nancy is preceded in death by her infant sister, Debra Irene, and parents, Bernard and Marjorie.

Nancy is survived by the love of her life, Alan of Madrid; brothers Mike Rood, Jerry and Tim Pepper; son Wayne (Angie) Anderson; daughter Kelly (Steve) Curvin; and six grandchildren Bryce and Brendan Anderson, Eric Price, Abra, Olivia, and Brady Curvin, and many McVicker-Dutton beloved family members.

Memorial donations may be made to Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, 2051 290th Street, Madrid, Iowa, 50156. Condolences may be left in Nancy’s online guestbook at Services are entrusted to Ankeny Funeral Home, visit to leave a memory for Nancy's family.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her friends and family for their support in her final days. In the true spirit of our mother, Nancy wanted everyone to know that Elvis is the King and Young Frankenstein is the funniest movie ever made.

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November 12, 2013My dear friend.

Nancy,   You were the best friend anyone could have.  You were always loving, never judgemental and always brightened my day.  I can't imagine this world without you and will miss you every day.Your first day of Heaven had to be the best Heaven has s....

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November 15, 2013

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