Jo Ann Anderson

Jo Ann Anderson passed away peacefully in her home in Ahwatukee, AZ on April 8, 2013. She was 73 years old. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Ernest and Ruth King. She was married to Dr. Gorlyn Anderson for 55 years. She was mother to Bradley Joseph and twins, Sherry and Shelly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest King of Corydon, Iowa; her son Bradley Anderson; and her grandson, Brandon Schwartz. She is survived by her mother, Ruth King of Winterset, Iowa; brother Jerry King of Des Moines, Iowa; husband, Dr. Gorlyn Anderson; daughters, Drs. Sherry Becco and husband Greg; Shelly Schwartz and husband Dave; grandchildren, Justin and Brooke Becco, and Brittany and Bryce Schwartz.

She enjoyed antique collecting, traveling, playing bridge, playing cards with her family and listening to country music. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother with an optimistic attitude, kind heart and gentle spirit. We were inspired by her strength and blessed to have her in our lives. She will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. An open house will follow from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at the home of Greg and Sherry Becco, 807 Point of the Pines Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Brandon Schwartz Memorial Scholarship fund, 3640 Moonrise Point, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.

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