Mary Eleanor Anderson Obituary

Date of Birth:

Saturday, August 23rd, 1924

Date of Death:

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Funeral Home:

Ward Wilson Funeral Home
2414 Hartford Highway
Dothan, Alabama, UNITED STATES


Mary Eleanor Goldthwaite Anderson, 87, passed away peacefully

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in Birmingham, AL following a long

struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was a dear and brave lady who never

gave in to pity or complaint about her circumstances. Family, friends

and caregivers will miss her deeply.

Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012, at

the Dothan City Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The

family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30

P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Meg, as she was known to all, was born in Andalusia, Al., August 23,

1924. She moved to her hometown of Dothan as a young girl and grew up

surrounded by family and friends. Upon graduation from Huntington

College, she was employed by The First National Bank of Dothan until

her marriage to Julian Anderson, a young Army officer stationed at

Fort Rucker, Al. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church

of Dothan.

A devoted wife and mother of two daughters, she worked diligently to

provide a stable, happy home in the midst of the turmoil which

accompanies a military family. Few outside the military appreciate the

sacrifices and upheavals the lifestyle requires of all.

Meg was preceded in death by her parents, John Randall Goldthwaite and

Willie Belle Morris Goldthwaite, and brother, John Randall

Goldthwaite, Jr., She is survived by her husband, Colonel Julian A.

Anderson, U.S. Army retired; by her children, Patricia Anne Ulbricht

of Birmingham, AL., and Julie Arden Culp of Orlando, Fl., and their

spouses, Fred W. Ulbricht, Jr. and William Scott Culp; her beloved

grandchildren, Amanda Culp Rockwood, Benjamin G. Ulbricht, Katherine

Culp Bowser, Alexander A. Ulbricht, and Stephanie Elizabeth Culp; a

great-grandchild, Abigail Arden Bowser, and her dear sister-in-law,

Anne Funke Goldthwaite.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kirkwood by the River,

Birmingham, Al., for the excellent care and loving kindness shown

during her long illness.

Flowers are being accepted, or memorial donations may be made to

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, P.O. Box 2273, Birmingham, Al. 35201.

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