Charles Raymond "Andy" Anderson, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2023, at the age of 88. Born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, on September 6, 1934, to Stephen and Mary Anderson, Andy was the third of seven children. He carried a vibrant spirit and a natural propensity for caring and compassion.
Andy graduated from Seminole High School in 1953 before serving his country in the United States Army. He served two years in the Quartermaster Corps, including eight months at Camp Desert Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada. During this time, he witnessed thirteen A-bomb tests, four from a trench close to ground zero.
Following his military service, Andy furthered his education at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1960. He embarked on a successful career in sales and marketing, and then dedicated 32 years of his life as a financial advisor at EF Hutton and its successor companies. He retired on January 1, 2000.
Andy was predeceased by his son Greg and his brothers Shorty and Leon. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Cheryl, with whom he shared 55 beautiful years of marriage. His surviving siblings are Margie, Ken, Howard, and Dean. His memory lives on in his children: Russ and his wife Lisa, Greg’s wife Karen, Eric and his wife Gentry, and Tyler and his partner Josh.
The legacy of Andy's wisdom, love, and joy continues to flourish in his six granddaughters, one grandson, and two great-grandsons.
His interests were varied and included a particular love for gardening. He was a supporter of the Albuquerque Botanic Gardens, always finding peace and pleasure in the beauty of nature.
Those who knew Andy will remember his generous spirit and his genuine concern for the needs of others. He touched many lives and made an indelible impact on those he met.
In place of flowers, the family requests donations to Joy Junction (www.joyjunction.org).
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, July 12th at 2:00 at Daniel’s Family Funeral, Wyoming Chapel: 7601 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will continue to inspire all who knew him.