May 11, 1916 ~ May 11, 2010

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Irene Wright Anderson, 94, of Asheville, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Mrs. Anderson was born in Asheville and was a daughter of the late George Herbert Wright and Irene Gillam Wright. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E Anderson, Jr, three sisters, Katherine Kress, Virginia Wright and Marjorie Hart and one brother, George H. Wright. She was a life long member of First Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder. Surviving are her sons William E Anderson and wife, Sandy and Henry "Ken" Anderson and wife, Ginger both of Asheville; five grandchildren William E. Anderson, IV and Donna, Jennifer Anderson Critchett and Don, Michael Anderson, Charles Anderson & Virginia Anderson Ray and Phillip. Two great grandchildren; Corinne Kennealy and Katelyn Anderson; nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, Christine Flynn, Jane and John Youl, Janet Piercy, George Wright, Ed and Sheila Wright, Jimmy and Trudy Wright, David Hart and several great-nieces and great nephews. She was a blessing and a joy to every life she touched. A private memorial service, for family only, will be held at First Presbyterian Church. A special thanks to Elsie and Visiting Angels and Four Seasons Hospice Care.

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  1. We will be out of town the day of her service but please know all of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I remember,cherish and appreciate the many hours shared with Corky in our weekly Bible Study group…for nearly 30 years. She will be greatly missed and we are thankful for the assurance we shall meet again. Blessings on all of you in the days ahead.
    Mary Jo

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  2. Mrs. Anderson was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. She was always so cheerful and positive- a real inspiration. If I am lucky enough to live as long as she did, I sure hope that my attitude can remain as young as hers. I will miss her. My condolences to the entire Anderson family on your loss.

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