Barry Blaine Anderson

March 6, 1944 - November 5, 2006

Barry Blaine Anderson, age 62, devoted husband to Eugenie Anderson and loving father to Meagan Anderson Clanahan and Blaine Anderson passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer in Plano, Texas. Born in Dallas and raised in Tyler, he was a devoted alumni of the University of Texas where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration, Personnel and Management degree. Barry, a retired TXU executive, with over 25 years of service, had a passion for family, friends and life and was involved in many community activities. Along with his loving wife and children, Barry leaves a treasured son-in-law, Matt Clanahan; a sister, Judith Hildebrandt and her husband, Robert from Colorado Springs, CO; a niece, Wenden George of Seattle, WA and nephew, Erik Hildebrandt of Minneapolis, MN; brother-in-law, Rykert Toledano and wife, Lacey of Covington, LA and two nephews, Rykert, III of Iowa and Reagan Toledano of New Orleans, LA. He also leaves behind a host of loving friends whom he deeply treasured. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training, specifically to Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Monsignor Glenn "Duffy" Gardner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Tomorrow will mark 4 years since you left us. How clearly I remember that day. Sometimes it just seems like yesterday when you were here with us. Yet so much has happened since then. I want you to know that we are doing well and we are happy. But we miss you more than you could ever know. I wish that I could see you hold my kids. They are 5 months now and growing more and more everyday. Quinn still has your mouth and is very much the "Anderson" side --- Ryan is a clone of Matt and the Clanahan's. Gotta love genetics. I pray that we are being the parents to you that you & mom were to us....loving, patient, kind, generous always. You are, and will always be, the person I look up to. And I pray fervently that you can see us now and are proud of the lives we live. Daddy, we love you. Ryan & Quinn will know all about you, that much I promise you. Miss you forever. Meagan. Anderson Clanahan, November 4, 2010 Well, Dad. It worked. Last year I posted here that we were going to try to make a baby. And we did. 2 babies in fact. You are the grandfather of Ryan David Greenwood & Quinn Eugenie. They are wonderful children. I wish so much you were here to hold them. Quinn is the spitting image of you - it's almost scary :) Our children will always know about you & what a wonderful father you were. You taught me so much that I can now pass on to my kids. Your legacy continues. Daddy, thank you for loving me and showing me how to love. I take so many lessons from you when I am with Ryan and Quinn. Love you so much & can't wait to see you again. (9.19.10) Meagan Clanahan, September 22, 2010 Tomorrow, Daddy - it's a big day. We are going to make a baby. Your first grandchild or grandchildren. Wish so much I could talk to you tonight and tell you everything that I am feeling. Nervousness, anticpation, excitement, anxiousness. I just want to hear your voice and say "no matter what, baby girl, it will all work out". But I know as I type this, you are saying that right now. I think about you every single day. There's not a day that passes that I don't wish I can't tell you something. I can't believe in a few short weeks it will be 3 years since you left us. How long and how short it has been all at the same time. Daddy, I look forward to the day we are reunited and I can see your face again instead of just seeing it in pictures. I love you immensely. More than you can imagine. I miss you beyond belief. We are well, and doing great - so don't worry about us - just wish you were here more than anything. Love you always, meggie (10.9.09) Meagan Clanahan, October 9, 2009 Just thinking about you today... I think about you every day, some days it hurts more than others. You would have been 64 just this past week and you and Mom would have celebrated another anniversary together. Some days I just can't believe you aren't here anymore, that I can't talk to you on the phone or write you a letter. You are missed so much. You would have loved it tonight... Matt and I watched a movie and the speakers were working so well (loud!), you would have been so proud.. .you always did love that. So weird things like that make me think of you. But now instead of crying when I think of you or find something that would make you happy, I can laugh or smile or tell a tale of what you would say or what you would have done. That, selfishly, feels good. I know it means we are healing. But you will always remain in our hearts and our minds forever. I love you, Dad. You are my hero, my angel.. all my love, meggie Meagan Clanahan, March 16, 2008 Hard to believe it has been a year... a year since I've heard your voice, squeezed your hand and just talked to you. We miss you so incredibly much but are determined to honor this 1st year anniversary the way you would want it... with grace, honor and dignity. You will ALWAYS be in our thoughts and prayers every day for the rest of our lives. May we find peace knowing that you are without pain and awaiting our arrival when it is our time to meet you in Heaven. Love you always. Meagan Clanahan, November 4, 2007 Thinking of you today, Daddy. Texas vs OU was this past weekend and I was just flooded with memories of how many times we went to that game over the years and the fun that we had. I could almost hear your whistle and see you with your fist in the air proudly displaying your horns. I guess it really hit me at the end of the game.... the significance, I mean. That was the first TX OU game we've had without you. We've gone through all the major "firsts", birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc, but this is one I didn't expect to hit me with such sadness. But it also reminded me of so many wonderful times with our family. You were so proud of your TX roots and it was just so neat to grow up in that tradition. And most of all, it was an amazing way to spend time with the family, going to games, watching them on TV and then analyzing, always analyzing! I will always look back fondly on those times. I pulled out your longhorn scrubs and wore them the other day. Just made me feel closer to you. But I have no doubt you are watching over us from the best seat in the house. The next month will be tough as the year anniversary approaches. Hang tight with us. I know you will. I love you Dad, now and always. Meagan Clanahan, October 9, 2007 It's been 10 months. So hard to believe. It comes in waves, some times I miss you so much I can't even stand myself, and other times, I am just so grateful you were here and now you are out of pain... I love you and will always. Love, meggie Meagan Clanahan, September 6, 2007 Well, today would have been your 63rd birthday. Seems like just yesterday Blaine and I were meeting up at the airport to surprise you for your big 60th. I know that was such a neat birthday for you, but what an AMAZING birthday you must be having right now. We are all thinking of you today and reflecting on our memories of you. We love you and miss you always. Meagan A Clanahan, March 6, 2007 Daddy, Well, we just had our first Christmas without you and missed you so incredibly much. As we sat in church on Christmas Eve, we were all overwhelmed with memories of Christmases past. However, I know that I felt such a peace being there, knowing that you were looking down and happy that we were together. Mom looked beautiful and Blaine so handsome. The church we went to was St. Peter's Methodist, ironically with the same first name of where you and mom married 34 years ago in Louisiana. It was just meant to be. You would have loved the service and would have gotten such a kick out of all the stories we told at dinner that night, games we played and laughs we shared. I know this will be the toughest holiday without you and slowly our tears will subside and be replaced with just happy memories of the holiday season. For now though, selfishly I cry. But I know you wouldn't want me to hold my head down for too long. Be patient with me...I love you, Dad. Merry Christmas. Meagan Clanahan, December 28, 2006 Daddy, Can't believe it has been a month since you've been gone. We miss you more than you can even imagine. However, we are so grateful you are at Home now and at peace finally. You are so loved by so many people and we have heard the most incredible stories about your generosity, kindness and strength since your passing. You truly were a stoic individual who did everything to support our family. We lost our rock here on Earth, but we gained an angel in Heaven. We love you and look forward to when we are reunited again. Meagan Anderson Clanahan, December 5, 2006 Eugenie: I have wonderful memories of many fun times with Barry from growing up in Tyler, and as adults. I know that you had a wonderful life together. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and the Anderson family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Gene Kemp Gene Kemp, November 13, 2006 Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Russell & Linda Smith, November 13, 2006 I was very surprised and saddened to learn of Barry's death. I knew him through Dr. Gregory Lensing's office as I did all his referrals to various doctors with his BC&BS insuance. He was so pleasant to talk to, and one memory I have is that he went to the doctor without his referral and called to have me back date a referral for him. I did, and shortly thereafter he send some flowers helping him out. We talked UT talk, cattle, and retirement. Keeping the family in our prayers. He is at Home now, with the Lord, and at Peace. Barbara Via, November 11, 2006 Eugenie, I would like to convey my condolences to you. I always enjoyed you and Barry'scompany and hospitality when I lived in Plano. Bob Wilkinson bob wilkinson, November 8, 2006 OUR SYMPATHIES ARE WITH THE FAMILY. THE LONGHORNS HAVE LOST A DEDICATED FAN. OUR LOVE GERALD & DONNA JENSCHKE, November 8, 2006 Eugenie, Meghan and Blaine Chris and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May your love and memories of Barry give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandy and Chris Haire, November 8, 2006 We are so sad to hear about Barry. He had a kind and giving spirit about him and would do anything for his drive all day & night to pick up Heather and Meaghan at LSU when the car broke down coming home for the holidays!!We will miss him and so will UT. Rusty, Cheryl & Heather Meesey Barry Anderson, November 8, 2006 Sorry to hear about Barry. We have only fond memories of times spent visiting on the soccer sidelines. Barry always had a smile on his face and kind words for everyone. Mike and Saundra Huntzinger, November 7, 2006 Eugenie, Meagan and Blaine, We are deeply saddened by the passing of Barry. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We fondly remember the 'front yard' talks on Winterstone and cheering for the Horns. Barry's picture in the paper was as we remember him....big smile, fun loving. May the Lord bless each of you. Kathie and Jim Gross Jim and Kathie - Gross, November 7, 2006 We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jill and Peter Tufaro, November 7, 2006 Eugenie, Meghan and Blaine, We are so sorry for your loss of your wonderful husband and father. This is a beautiful picture of Barry and is exactly how he looked the last time we saw Meghan's wedding. What a great guy and a good friend.....and Godfather to our Geof. All our love, Peggy and Frank Peggy & Frank Bowie, November 7, 2006 Anderson Family, Clint and I just wanted to express our sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Barry was such a special man and we feel lucky to have known him. He was full of spirit and he will be missed by everyone who was blessed to know him. Our wish for you is that memories of Barry bring more smiles to your faces than tears and that over time your hearts and minds are filled with joy rather than sorrow. With each day, may God grant you more strength and more smiles. You were blessed to have him in your lives and will continue to be blessed because he will never leave your hearts, minds or souls. May God continue to bless and comfort all of you. Kelly, Clint & Jackson McNeff Kelly McNeff, November 7, 2006 We were so sorry to learn of Barry's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Bob and Janice Bob and Janice McKnight, November 7, 2006 Great sense of humor, I enjoyed working with Barry over the years and will remember his family in my thoughts and prayers. Jerry Dee Bates, November 7, 2006 Barry, was a good friend & co-worker. We had some great times hunting and fishing together. I will miss him dearly. My sympathy goes out to his family. Rick Fielding, November 7, 2006 Dear Eugenie and Family, I grew up with Barry from age 4 all the way through high school, and I will cherish those memories. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Love, Susan Susan Freiberg Urbach, November 7, 2006