Elizabeth Van Matre Anderson

Elizabeth Van Matre Anderson

May 06, 1926 ~ July 25, 2020


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Elizabeth Lucrecia Anderson, born in Pensacola, FL on May 6, 1926, passed away at the age of 94, on July 25, 2020 while living in Vero Beach, FL.

Liz was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She will always be remembered for her vibrant personality and immense generosity.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Russell Anderson, and her parents Ralph Jerome and Mary Urquhart Van Matre; sisters, Earnestine Van Matre, Ida Williams, Thelma Cushing, and brother Ralph (Scoonie) Van Matre.

Survivors include her daughters, Terry (Anthony) Dzielski, Donna (Steve) Barkwell, and Wendy Davis; six grandchildren, Robert Strickland, Kelly Petree, Julie (Paul) Meserole, Anthony (Britain Hogan) Dzielski Jr., Sarah (Jason) Babin, and Cameron Davis; and numerous great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister Betty (Dave) Larish and brother Orin Van Matre.

A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helen Catholic Church at a time to be determined. She will be interred at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL joining her late husband, Joe Russell Anderson.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory.


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Chris Haddad - Friend

July 30, 2020, 7:07 pm

Forever in your thoughts, forever in your memories, Forever in your❤️! You have a wonderful guardian angel watching over you. May she rest in the arms of Jesus.

Dave Larish - Nephew

July 31, 2020, 1:23 am

I shall remember the laughter. I shall always remember the kindness. I shall always remember when my favorite aunt reached out when I was at my lowest and lifted my spirits. She always treated my family like it was her own. Aunt Ann will always have a special place in my ❤️ and memories. I love you, Aunt Ann.

Karen Larish - Niece

August 2, 2020, 3:40 pm

Ann was so caring, so generous person and so much fun!! Aunt Ann hosted me for the summer of 1966. I was 14 years old and spent one of the best summers of my life with her and my cousins in Pensacola. Thanks for the memories Ann until we meet again.

Rev: 21: 3,4

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man,
and He will dwell with them.
They will be His people,
and God Himself will be with them as their God.

4‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and there will be no more death
or mourning or crying or pain,
for the former things have passed away.”

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