UMMAHAN "ZERRIN" ANDERSON

UMMAHAN "ZERRIN" ANDERSON
Ummahan "Zerrin" Anderson, born July 1, 1934, of Agenda, died March 8, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Donald ("Bud" or "Andy") Anderson and her three children: two sons, Mustafa "Ted" Akyol of Dallas, Texas, and his wife Valentina and Kadir "Randy
 Akyol of San Antonio, Texas, and his wife Linda; a daughter Gulsans "Lori" Hurd of Aurora, Colo., five grandchildren, Billy, Michael, Aysean Zerrin, Michele Ayse and Valentina Zerrin and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Madison.
Zerrin was born in Milas, Turkey. A mother of three and a nurse aide, she was united in marriage to her husband on Aug. 12, 1965. As an Air Force wife she traveled with her husband as he was stationed all over the world, finally settling in America. On July 3, 1985, Zerrin's longtime dream of becoming an American citizen was realized. She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 26 years. She loved playing bingo, quilting, sewing, casino and fishing. She is remembered as an avid cook, a woman of faith, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and most of all . . . a loving and devoted wife of 47 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in the Agenda United Methodist Church in Agenda. Interment will follow in the Agenda Cemetery, followed by a luncheon for friends and family in the church basement.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the Agenda United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia in charge of arrangements.

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