G. Colleen Anderson, 94, of Boalsburg, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Wellspring Memory Care unit of Juniper Village at Brookline in State College, Penna.
Born July 15, 1927, in Denbo, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Catherine Parks Stimmell. On September 4, 1948, she married Paul R. Anderson, who preceded her in death on October 31, 2008.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah A. Metzel of Lemont; four grandchildren, Abigail Metzel, Nathan Metzel (Erica), Margaux and Arden Weiner; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Metzel. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, James "Jim" Stimmell in 1998, a daughter, Candace L. "Candy" Anderson on March 1, 2016 and son-in-law, William "Bill" Metzel on December 22, 2020.
Colleen was a 1945 graduate of Bellwood Antis High School and a 1946 graduate of the Altoona Beauty School. She spent much of her life as a homemaker and greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, volunteering for various local groups and traveling with her husband especially after Paul retired.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and WELCA, Boalsburg. She was also a member of the Boalsburg Garden Club, the Harris Township Lions Club and Comfort Covers. Colleen was a member of the Centre Crest Auxiliary Board in addition to volunteering in their Beauty Shop and was also a volunteer at Centre Community Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Boalsburg, with the Reverend Brent Book officiating at a date to be determined.
Private burial will be the Centre County Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 9, 105 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827.
The family would like to thank the staff at Juniper Village at Brookline and Grane Hospice for the care they provided while she was a resident in the Inn and Wellspring facilities.