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In Memory of

Melba Frankson Anders

January 14, 1925 - May 15, 2017

Obituary


Melba Frankson Anders of Houston, formerly of Victoria went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born in Carancuhua, Texas on January 14, 1925 to the late Fluke and June Frankson.

She was married to her childhood sweetheart on May 30, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They had 67 ½ years together. After the war they moved to Victoria and established Anders Nursery and Landscape where they were in business for 40 years.

Melba was a member of the First Baptist Church of Victoria and a...

Melba Frankson Anders of Houston, formerly of Victoria went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born in Carancuhua, Texas on January 14, 1925 to the late Fluke and June Frankson.

She was married to her childhood sweetheart on May 30, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They had 67 ½ years together. After the war they moved to Victoria and established Anders Nursery and Landscape where they were in business for 40 years.

Melba was a member of the First Baptist Church of Victoria and a volunteer in many different aspects of the church. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at Citizens Medical Center, a member and advisor to the local Garden Club, and a member and officer of the Home Demonstration Club of Victoria. She was an avid entertainer, and her cooking is still remembered by all.

Melba and Weldon were great travelers and took a major vacation once a year. On one occasion in the 70's, returning home they stopped in Arlington, Texas at Six Flags. They bought a map and proceeded to ride every ride in the park! Then on another occasion while vacationing in the White Mountains in New Hampshire they stopped at an Olympic training ground for luging on the side of the mountain where you can actually ride. It was so thrilling they rode it three times.

This is for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren who won't have a chance to know them, but will someday read this and have some insight on who they were.

Survivors include her daughters Linda Anders Woods and Deborah Anders Rashdi of Houston; son-in-law George Harrison of Haslet; daughter-in-law Nancy Anders of Victoria; five grandchildren Keelin Harrison Eder and husband Mike, Alex Woods and wife Amber, Ashlin Harrison Johnson and husband David, Matthew Anders and wife Leslie, Tracy Anders Etheridge and husband Justin; seven great-grandchildren Isaac and Abigail Johnson, Riley and Nathan Anders, Gracie and Grady Woods, and Colton Etheridge; sister, Florence McFall of Vancouver, WA; brother, Dale Frankson of Phoenix, AZ; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Frankson of Houston.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon; son, Gary Anders; daughter, Patricia Harrison; son-in-law, Tony Grady Woods; sister, Margaret Claughton; brothers, Vernon and Ralph Frankson.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 am Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Jim Shamburger officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.