Jean Claborn Anderson, now resting in God's Loving care, quietly entered into God’s eternal peace Jan. 3, 2021, after 96 yrs. She is remembered by so many she touched in her long life, including family, extended family, friends, neighbors and caregivers.
Born to parents Elic and Leta Claborn Sept, 28, 1924 in Orange County, Calif., the family with Jean and younger brother Luther Elic lived in Crosbyton and after graduating Crosbyton High School, Jean graduated West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon with a degree in Art Education. She taught Art, English and penmanship in Crosbyton.
Active in the community for over 30 years with her husband Don Anderson, she was a devoted mother to Rob Anderson in Gun Barrel City and Laurel Anderson in Ransom Canyon.
“Aunt Jean” was known to her early-deceased brother’s child Cecilie Claborn in Gilbert, Ariz. and to Cecilie's children Sabrina Andrews of Randolph N.Y. and Damon Andrews and wife Rachael and son Maxwell of Gilbert, Ariz. She was “Aunt Jean” to many Anderson family nieces and nephews and their families. To her extended family by marriage she was known as Grammy Jean.
Jean resided for 38 yrs at Lake Ransom Canyon near Lubbock. She was devoted to the chapel in Ransom Canyon and planted roses in garden pathways. She loved the community dearly and was community volunteer, property manager, entrepreneur and a world traveler. She resided in Gun Barrel City for the last eight years.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, brother Luther Elic Claborn, PhD, and niece Cynthia Claborn.
She is survived by daughter Laurel, son Rob and wife Jerry and their children and grandchildren by marriage Jimm Butler and wife Rachael, Jane Butler Tavern and husband Rick, Jeff Butler and wife Milly, grandchildren Jason Ramey, Hannah, Matthew and Jacob Butler, Michael McNew and wife Logan, Hunter McNew, Krysten McNew and great-grandchildren Camden, Bentley and Jamison McNew.
Jean was loved by many caregivers while in GBC. Jean's wise and inspiring 96-year life is treasured by all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel City June 5, 2021 at with Interment to follow later at Little Elm family cemetery near Rising Star.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Luther Ln., Gun Barrel City, Tx. 75156.