Anderson, Carol Jean
Birth: Monday, December 28, 1931 in Racine, Wisconsin
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 09, 2019 at the age of 87
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Carol Jean Anderson, 87, of Leonardtown, MD passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She was born on December 28, 1931 in Racine, WI to the late Julius P. Ritter and Helen Therkelsen Ritter. Carol earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she met the love of her life. On June 19, 1955 she married her beloved husband, CAPT. Thomas Frank Anderson, USN (Ret.) in Wisconsin. Together they celebrated over 59 loving and faithful years together before his passing in March 2015.
She loved God and her country, and enjoyed traveling and supporting her husband's military career. Once he retired they continued traveling abroad, with their favorite trips being to Norway and Ireland. She also went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1994 with her daughter where they swam in The Dead Sea and were baptized in the Jordan River. She was a member of Lexington Park United Methodist Church since1976 where she and her husband sang in the choir for over 30 years. Up to the time of her death she enjoyed bowling and taking walks along the beach near her home in Valley Lee. She also enjoyed swimming, watching tennis and old movies, and driving her VW Beetle, and had a great sense of humor with a ready laugh and a joyful spirit.
Carol is survived by her children, Suzin Carol Anderson of La Plata, MD and Paul Anderson (Bettina) of Seneca, SC; her grandchildren: Caroline Anderson of Japan, Thomas Frank Anderson II of Asheville, NC and Zachary Evans of Leonardtown, MD; and extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Ritter and twin brother, Donald Ritter.
All services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.