Billie Sue Anderson

June 30, 1932 - August 13, 2012


Billie Sue Anderson, age 80, of Ft. Worth, Texas passed away August 13, 2012. She was born June 30, 1932 in McKinney, Texas to William Shaw Anderson and Dixie Vida (Brimer) Anderson.  Billie Sue graduated from McKinney High School and received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Texas Christian University. Billie Sue taught school for four years at Carr Junior High School in Orange, Texas and was an Emeritus Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education for forty-one years at TCU.  Billie Sue's mother owned and operated Dixie’s Store in McKinney, Texas which subsequently was donated to Chestnut Square. She also donated a portion of her parent’s property to the Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas.  Billie Sue was an ardent supporter of TCU and the promotion of women's athletics.

She is survived by friends, Blake Amos and wife, Sonia of Ft. Worth, Texas, Wendy Warner of Ohio and her beloved cats.   She touched the lives of many close friends, colleagues and students throughout her career.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.S. and Dixie Anderson.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Texas. Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas at their convenience on Friday to pay their respects and to sign the register book.

Memorials may be made to TCU Women’s Athletic Department or to The Humane Society of North Texas.





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I met Billie Sue in 1973. She was a big part of my life at TCU and one of the reasons I majored in P.E. I worked for her for 4 years and was never more proud than when I became her Intramural Staff Assistant and later the Intramural Director. She was my friend and mentor and I will miss her. Maggie Mabee, October 26, 2012 A special Friend to Many, Mom to Some, and a friend for 39years.... She will be missed dearly... Robby Joyce, October 1, 2012 Billie Sue was an outstanding teacher and mentor of students. She was a wonderful colleague and a special friend. We will miss our revered "Miss A." Jerry Landwer, Las Vegas, NV, September 19, 2012 I was saddened to hear of the passing of "Miss A". She was my advisor during my entire time at TCU and meant so much to me as I transitioned from college to the real world. I never would have made it through college without her help. She touched the lives of countless people that she came in contact with. She will be missed. Chris Dunn, August 19, 2012 I am saddened to hear of the loss of Billie Sue. She and her parents are a part of some wonderful childhood memories growing up in the South Graves neighborhood of Mckinney in the late 1950s and 1960s. All the kids in the neighborhood spent many hours sitting on the front porch of Miss Dixie's store having a coke and candy bar (both for $ .10 if you brought your bottle). If you brought your report card with all A's, Miss Dixie would give you a free coke. Billie Sue would sometimes be there helping out, always with a smile and some type of kidding to make you laugh. It is sad that children today will never have the childhood memories that this wonderful family brought to our neighborhood. My deepest sympathies to Billie Sue's friends. I am sure she will be missed. Pam Crank Dugger, August 16, 2012 Thank you for taking a bunch of kids and teaching them how to win and enjoying the game.You also taught all of us to be honest, truthful,kind and that rules were to be followed. Most of all thanks for the friendship we have shared since 1956 when I was one of those kids. You were an inspiration and the reason I became a teacher. Thank you...I will certainly miss you paula jeanne mathews, August 15, 2012 Billie Sue and family were the best next door neighbors. Thanks for the great orbituary. I can't get off work Saturday or I would definitely be there. She deserves a great turnout. Bryan White, August 15, 2012 Ms. Anderson was my P.E. teacher in 1959 or 1960. She was a strict teacher but always fair and dedicated. I can see why she went on to do great things at TCU. I have wondered about her for many years. I'm so sad to hear she is gone. Our 50 year class reunion is coming up in October. It would have been so nice to see her. Rest in peace Ms. Anderson. Myra Waken Karlson, August 15, 2012 Thank you for sharing your early years with your team at Carr Junior High School in Orange, Texas. We have wonderful memories of our Coach and you will be forever in our hearts. God's Blessings and Grace in HIS arms. Linda Hamilton Sanders, August 15, 2012 A good friend and colleague, she will be missed by many. Betty Sue Benison, August 15, 2012