STATESBORO, Ga. -- Betty Ann Zack Anderson lost her battle with a prolonged illness on November 28, 2018.
She was born on May 6th, 1941, to Edward D. Zack and mother Bernice Zack.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Chester Anderson; her grandson, Ryan Donegan; father, Edward D. Zack; and mother, Bernice Zack.
She is survived by her two sons, Dale Chester Anderson Jr., and his wife, Beth Ann Anderson (Briese), and their three children and two grandchildren; and James Michael Anderson and his wife, Mary Anderson (Geromin), their three children and four grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Bydlos, and her husband, Stan Bydlos, their three children and six grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Zack Jr., and his wife, Carol Zack, and their child.
Betty Ann was a proud Navy veteran who worked in the Navy Archives as an archivist.
She was an avid organic gardener and loved to teach others about organic gardening. She won too many ribbons to count at the Michigan and Minnesota State fairs for her cooking, baking and canning.
She was always crocheting a blanket for someone and saw it as her way to give back to others some of the joy she received in life.
She raised two boys on her own in a time when women were not supposed to do that. She went to Wayne State and got a degree as a medical assistant and loved to sing in the choir.
She worked hard to keep her sons out of trouble, to be strong men and to be in touch with their feelings. She was a rebel in how she lived and the lessons she taught them. No matter how hard things got, she defined herself by the things she did. She always believed that it is not what you say that matters; it is what you do that is most important.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the St. Matthew Catholic Church with Father Tom Nellis officiating.
The family will receive visitors following the service at the home of James and Mary Anderson.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, November 30, 2018
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