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“We will always remember Belva--for her connections with Nebraska and First Baptist and the extended family around her, for her resourcefulness,...Read More »
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“May God continue to comfort all who loved Ms. Anderson. We can all look forward to the time when death will be no more and instead of tears of sorrow...Read More »
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“Her obituary brought back wonderful memories of caring for her,her loving daughter Patty and of Marvin. She was a wonderful gracious lady and I was...Read More »
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G. Belva Anderson, age 100, a Washington area resident and member of The First Baptist Church of Washington, DC since 1945, died March 13, 2012 of pneumonia at home in Fairfax Station, VA. Named for Belva Lockwood, who blazed the trail for women in law by successfully lobbying for legislation to open the U.S. Supremem Court bar to qualified women lawyers and twice ran as the presidential candidate of the Equal Rights Party, Gladys Belva Curry was born in a farmhouse east of Litchfield, NE on February 4, 1912 to the late Russell and Gladys Curry. The second of three children, Ms. Anderson began riding horseback at age five with her older brother to a one room school house near the family's sod house on a homestead near Linscott in the nebraska Sandhills. The lonely life there caused the family to return to the area where Belva was born. Ms. Anderson's early job was to help her mother, the manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone office in Litchfield, NE at the swtchboard and to run messages to homes without telephones. After attending Kearney State Teachers College on a scholarship, she taught school in a one-room school house. In 1934, she married Alfred ("Fritz")Anderson. They were divorced in 1942. Ms. Anderson came to Washington in 1942 to work for the Civil Aeronautics Board. Having learned the printing business from her father-in-law, she became Chief of the Publications section, with responsibility for editing and printing airline routes and regulations. She retired nearly 40 years later at the time of airline deregulation. An avid reader, Ms. Anderson also enjoyed playng bridge and hiking. Belva was the loving and devoted mother of Patricia Elaine Marceron and her husband Marvin of Fairfax Station, VA, proud grandmother of Kenneth Marceron of Kenilworth, IL, Lauren Smith of Warrenton, VA, Evelyn Umphlett of Columbus, NC and Matthew Marceron of Winston-Salem, NC and 11 great-grandchildren. The family suggests that Memorial Contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Washington, DC, C/O The Memorial Fund, 1328 16th Street, Washington, DC 20036

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