June 1, 1943 – December 10, 2022
VISITATION: Thursday, December 15th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the West Center Chapel.
SERVICE: Friday, December 16th, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 421 Park Ave, with a luncheon to follow. Family Interment: Forest Lawn.
Memorials are suggested to:
First Baptist Church https://www.omahafbc.org/wp/donate-to-fbco/ or
UNMC Faculty Women’s Club Scholarship Fund https://secure.nufoundation.org/give?fundid=01138510&sitename=UNMC%20All%20Colleges&wprefer=&_ga=2.73302675.1626823903.1671072316-435906418.1671072316
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Darlene Anderson, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 10, 2022. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 1, 1943.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose Goodwin, and her sister, Martha Massengale.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska; her children and their spouses, Laura Kirkland and husband Kelly of Flower Mound, Texas, Jeff Anderson and his wife Patty of Round Rock, Texas, and Mark Anderson and his wife Wenhan of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren: Tyler Kirkland of Omaha, Nebraska, Lindsay Kirkland of Flower Mound, Texas, and Matthew Anderson of Round Rock, Texas; sister, Charlene McWilliams of Timnath, Colorado.
Darlene was born in Omaha, NE, and graduated from Central High School. She went to nursing school at Clarkson College. She met her husband, Joseph, at First Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member for over 70 years. She and Joseph married in 1966 and had 3 children; Laura, Jeff, and Mark.
She was an avid cross stitcher and owned a needlework store for many years. She gave lectures about needlework all over the country. Darlene also enjoyed cooking. She loved entertaining, and all who knew her looked forward to her Christmas cookies that she baked each year. She enjoyed annual vacations to Colorado with her children and grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her, and she was present for all of the important milestones in their lives.
She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.