• Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Norma Anderson

Norma Vivian Anderson, age 92, of Pawleys Island passed away Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013.

She was born in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 1921, and was the last surviving daughter of three of Norman H. Murphy and Nellie M. Gutman Murphy.

She was the wife of Robert C. Anderson and had two sons, N. Michael Anderson (deceased), and Robert C. Anderson Jr.

In addition to her son Bob and his wife Karol, also of Pawleys Island, Ms. Norma is survived by Alexandra Anderson, daughter of Mike, of Atlanta Georgia, Ashleigh Anderson of Charlotte North Carolina and Clay Anderson of Memphis Tennessee, who are the daughter and son of Bob and Karol.

Mrs. Anderson lived in Heritage Plantation and was a member of the Saint Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

She was a third generation florist. Her family grew wholesale flowers and had retail flower shops in the Washington area.

Professionally, she was most proud of decorating the White House on more than one occasion.

In her private life she enjoyed her gardening club while living in Jupiter Florida for many years, but she was also an avid card player.

Whether she was playing games with her four great grand children Cade, Vivienne, Luke, and John; or with her poker and bridge groups within the Georgetown and Pawleys Island communities, she was doing what she loved most.

She loved living on the Waccamaw River and was always bringing folks’ attention to the boat traffic traveling north and south.

Mrs. Anderson had an insatiable appetite for life. The best superlative we could give her is that she was an inspiration to all that she met. She will be missed by many, but she has gone to a better place!

At her request, there will be a small private family service held in the future.

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