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Sandra S. Anderson

Sunday, November 14, 2021
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Sandra S. Anderson, 75, passed away on November 9, 2021, in Ennis, Texas.

Sandy was born in Dallas, TX on March 29, 1946, to Norma and Henry Grady King III. She graduated from Carrolton High School in 1964 where she then attended Texas Tech University, and subsequently worked for the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency, and Johnson & Johnson. She married Bryce Anderson on July 8, 1966. Shortly after being married, they moved to Saskatchewan, Canada for a year until moving back to Dallas, TX where they settled and had two children, John and Amy. Sandy and Bryce moved to Ennis, TX in 1978 to establish Ennis Paint Manufacturing where they both found their true home. They became active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Ennis and made a lifetime of friends in the community. She served on the church session and also served as Treasurer for over 20 years.

Sandy became a member of the Ennis Garden Club where she chaired the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival for 41 years. Sandy was instrumental in working with other civic leaders to establish the Ennis Public Theatre which proudly resides now in downtown Ennis. She has been a longtime member of 20th Century Club, The Ennis Heritage Society, Delphi Literary Club, Sinne Supper Club, and the Turnarounds travel group, as well as her special friends group, The Footsie’s.

With a loving heart, Sandy was a longtime supporter and campaigner of United Way, A-Cross, and Helping Hands of Ennis. She worked tirelessly to help answer the needs of the community.

Sandy’s passions were spending time with family, improving the local landscape of bluebonnets, hosting friends and family at her beautiful home at Sugar Ridge, and traveling the world with her husband Bryce, to whom she was married for over 55 years. Sandy was a loyal supporter of Bryce in his business endeavors and building a family built on love. One of Sandy’s biggest strengths was her hospitality and her ability to gracefully welcome everyone into her home. Sandy brought her leadership and talents to many aspects of growing Ennis. She was so proud of her community and the home that she and Bryce had built there. Her commitment to Ennis was undeniable. Sandy loved life, her family, her friends, and her Savior.

She is survived by her husband, Bryce Anderson; son, John Anderson and wife, Nancy and their children, Bryce, Zachary, and Ann Hinckley; daughter Amy Zicarelli and son-in-law, Mike, and their children Luke and Lyla; brother, Henry Grady King IV and wife, Cathey; sister-in-law Catherine Gannon and husband, Jeff; brother-in-law, Jim Anderson; sister-in-law, Susan Anderson. Nieces and nephews: Andrew King, Deanna King Brown, Phillip King, Tommy King, Melanie and Chris Mikel, Gregory and Jessica Burns, Jeffrey and Angela Burns, Jodi and Tom Otter, Douglas and Kerri Gannon, Arica Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Chris Anderson, and Goldie Beth Tabor.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Norma King Oleson and Henry Grady King III and her grandmother, Eda Presley.

The family received guests on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Keever Mortuary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Celebration of Remembrance was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ennis, 210 N McKinney Street, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The family welcomes everyone to join them for a BBQ lunch at Sugar Ridge, 1450 Sugar Ridge Road from, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Celebration of Remembrance will also be streamed online live, Saturday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. The link for the live stream is: https://www.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you consider giving to Helping Hands of Ennis, The Ennis Public Theatre, or the First Presbyterian Church of Ennis.