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Kenneth “Ken” Carter Anderson

March 9, 1942 –
 October 8, 2022

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Kenneth Carter Anderson “Ken”, born March 9, 1942, in Dallas, Texas to William Virgil Anderson and Helen Lillian Carter, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2022, in Rockwall, Texas at the age of 80 years.  Ken grew up in Mission, Texas with his sister, Barbara.  After graduating from LaJoya High School, he served our country in the US Air Force for 4 years.  Ken also worked for Texas Instruments, a career that would span over 30 years.  He loved spending time at home with his wife Janell; was a devoted “Dallas Cowboys” fan, loved Car Racing, the Mavericks, but most importantly Ken and Janell were season ticket holders for the Dallas Stars for over 25 years, never missing a home game.  He was a Christian man that attended Lake Shore Church.  Not only was Ken a loving husband, but he was a kind friend to many.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara Simon and nephew Doug Simon.  Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Janell; nephew Mike Simon and nieces Penny Heim and Sherri Canales who referred to Ken as the “Cool Uncle”; many extended family members and a host of friends.  A graveside service will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211) on November 18, 2022, at 1:00 pm.  A come and go gathering will be held on November 19, 2022, from 1-3pm at the family home.

Missing You Always
You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still,
In my heart I hold a place
That only you can fill.
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
As part of me went with you
The day God took you home.
-Unknown

8 Thoughts on Kenneth “Ken” Carter Anderson
    Matthew Stevens
    2 Nov 2022
    10:05pm

    I didn’t know Ken well but I know he will be missed at Stars games.

    Carrie Price
    2 Nov 2022
    10:15pm

    I feel so lucky to have called Ken friend and share the love of hockey together. Section 330 isn’t the same with out you! Until we meet again. LOVE

    Diane Southerland
    4 Nov 2022
    12:41pm

    I miss my favorite 42 partner! Those were some of the great times, not to mention the cruises. Ken was always so welcoming and so easy to get along with. Our pups loved him dearly. That says a lot about Ken right there. He was a kind friend to many and we all are blessed to have been a small part of his life!

    Hernandez family
    8 Nov 2022
    4:28pm

    Ken was our neighbor for almost two years and in those two years we saw nothing but love and kindness in him. My family and I miss him very much.

    Patsy Westmoreland
    11 Nov 2022
    1:01pm

    I’m so sorry Janell for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May you find comfort, courage and peace in coming days, weeks months. I love you my dear friend.

    Jason Scott L
    11 Nov 2022
    1:53pm

    Ken, you were a true servant. To God and Country. Will miss you at Stars games!

    Well done Good and Faithful Servant!

    Meredith Seher
    13 Nov 2022
    4:27pm

    Ken was a truly kind and gentle soul. I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him! I sure will miss sharing pregame El Fenix dinners and intermission hugs and visits. Janell, I am looking forward to hugging your neck on Friday and I love you!

    James Seher
    18 Nov 2022
    1:51pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ken several years ago at Stars games. He and Janell were instantly part of our hockey family. I always enjoyed talking with him before games or during intermissions, he had the greatest laugh. He and Janell are some of the sweetest people I have ever met, and I am very saddened by his loss. He will be greatly missed.

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