Nora Irene (Bozone) Wright Anderson came into this world December 8, 1924 and left us July 22, 2020. She was born to Willard Samuel and Minnie Lee (Buxton) Bozone in Florence, Kansas. She was next to the youngest in a family of eight brothers and one sister. She graduated from Florence high School in 1943. After graduation she and some other family members went to Hanford, Washington to work at nuclear bomb plant to help make ends meet during the War. She worked in the mess hall.
She married Homer Harold Wright in 1945. There were three children to this union, Connie Jo (Wright) Eppinger, Donald Eugene Wright and Mary Kay (Wright) Hawkins Alexander. In 1952 she married Carl Leroy Anderson. Carla Norene and Eddie Albert were born to this union.
After moving to Hugoton, Kansas in 1958 she worked with the public until 1986. She worked at the Duckwalls five-and- dime, as a nurse aide at the rest home and hospital then at the IGA. After many years she decided to work alongside her husband Carol on the farm driving the big decided to work alongside her husband Carl on the farm driving the big 4X4 drive tractors disking or hauling irrigation pipe until his retirement from the farm and they moved into town. She was an avid gardener, loved African violets, could sew and crochet by the hours as well as do multiple crafts. She attended the First Church of God in Hugoton approximately 53 years where she taught Sunday School for over 20 years. She was also president of the Women’s Missionary Society for maybe 10 years. She was a member of the church till 2011 when she moved the rest home in Garden City, Kansas. She took part in many of the activities offered there.
She was a woman of many virtues notably her graciousness. She had an uncanny wit and sense of logic and wisdom. Whatever the dilemma she seemed to know what should be done and how to do it. Whatever the dilemma she seemed to know what should be done and how to do it. Her faith in God and the strong Christian upbringing she had as a child helped her make it through the hard times. She was the most amazing mother ever to 3 daughter and 2 sons, a doting grandma a good friend to many!
She is preceded in death by all her siblings, her husband Carl, her daughter Connie and son Don, granddaughter, grandson, great grandson and daughter-in-law Elaine Anderson. Those left to miss her are Carla Anderson and Dane Pritt of Garden City, Eddie of Wichita, Mary Kay Alexander and Lacey Samples of Claremore, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Anna and Broc Roth & family of Garden City, Kansas, Jamie Workman of Ft. Worth, Texas, Wesley and Esther Wright of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Melissa and Jeromie Smith & Family of Chanute, Kansas, Sheri Dawn and Christopher Greene & Family of Dallas, Texas, Krista Gunnels & Family of Griffin, Orlando, Florida, and daughter-in-law Sharon Wright of Avinger, Texas; also 9 great grandchildren.
She had been out of contact with some of her family, but she loved them all as if it were just yesterday… She will be so missed!
She led a full life up till the last fee months when her health began to fail. She was 95 years December 8, 2019.
She absolutely loved God and Christian music. She and her whole family shared this gift. Our mom has had a good long life. She’s run Life’s Railway to Heaven and now she’s in her Mansion Just Over the Hilltop!
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020, 10 AM at Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, Kansas.