Irma Lenz Anderson 1926 – 2011

Irma Anderson (nee Lenz), beloved wife of the late Norman Anderson, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the age of 85 years.

Irma is survived by her children Murray (Jolayne) Anderson of Sherwood Park, Brian (Valerie) Anderson of Taber, Laura (Dan) Thomas of Guelph, Ontario, foster child Russell (Dawn) Baptiste of Oliver, British Columbia; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Ruby Fletcher of Taber, Marietta (Bill) Oviatt of Spruce Grove, sisters-in-law Irene Anderson and Zelma Gilbertson of Taber and brother-in-law Mark Merrill of Hill Spring.

She was predeceased by her husband Norman, parents August & Della Lenz, nine sisters and nine brothers-in-law.

Irma was born in Cardston on April 24, 1926 and lived most of her life near Taber. She was an industrious, hard-working, caring person who loved to cook. She was noted for her large garden and enjoyed canning fruit and vegetables. Irma loved to help others and touched the lives of many including friends in extended care in Taber. She lived on the farm and assisted in all aspects of the farming operation including milking cows, feeding animals and working in the field. She loved her family and loved to have them around her. Irma especially loved to cook for her family and for others and provided many meals including bread, buns, pies, cakes and cookies. She was affectionately known to many as “Grandma Cookie”.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Irma’s name made be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choosing.
The family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Legacy Lodge who were very helpful to Irma during the past few months and their assistance has been greatly appreciated.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 14, 2011 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, July 15, 2011 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Wade Steed conducting. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery.

Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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Irma Lenz Anderson

Birth: Apr. 24, 1926
Alberta, Canada
Death: Jul. 11, 2011
Alberta, Canada

Irma Anderson was a farm girl/woman at heart . She helped out on the farm all her life . She was a person loved to cook & canning fruits & vegetables . She could milk a cow with the best of any man . She worked in the field & feeding animals as well as keep her house clean & originized . She also kept a great big garden . She is survived by her children 2 sons 1 daughter & there spouse’s 15 grandchildren 16 great grandchildren. Her & Norman also raised an Indian child in their home as well that called Irma & Norman, mom & dad. Irma was one of 12 girls born to August & Della Lenz. Her children gave very great speeches at the funeral. Irma was a very giving person to others. Never did anything for the thanks she just did it because she loved to help others. She will be buried by her husband Norman Anderson in the Barnwell cemetery.
Family links:
August Lenz (1894 – 1960)
Della Casson Cahoon Lenz (1899 – 1980)

Norman Spencer Anderson (1922 – 1995)*

Charlotte Irmgard Lenz Lawlor (1916 – 1980)**
Joseph Henry Lenz (1918 – 1918)**
Melva C Lenz Harker (1920 – 1988)*
Myrtle Lenz Litchfield (1924 – 2007)*
Irma Lenz Anderson (1926 – 2011)
Ruth Harriett Lenz Day (1928 – 2000)*
Ireta Alice Lenz (1931 – 1935)*

*Calculated relationship

Barnwell Cemetery
Lethbridge Census Division
Alberta, Canada


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