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Charles Dewey Anderson

Charles Dewey Anderson, 75 of Vernon, Texas died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Vernon, Texas.

Graveside services will be Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Bill Lowery.

Charles was born Friday, Feb. 12, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of the late Dewey Anderson and the late Willie Stephenson Anderson. He married Karon McCuistion on April 27, 1985 in Vernon. He served in the U.S. Marines Corp. Sea Going Marines and Rifleman; two tours in Vietnam, two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He worked on off shore oil rigs, at Vernon State Hospital for 18 years PNA, then as tech assistant for physicians. He also worked in Mexico for eight years building water systems for small villages, also in Nigari and Africa. He enjoyed locating graves for genealogy, woodworking, camping and spoiling his grandchildren. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his wife Karon Anderson of the home. two daughters, Shelly Ugerette of Gilbert, Ariz., and Allegra Spinn of Corpus Christi, Texas; four step-daughters Donna Balderas of Vernon, Deborah Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, Diane Freeman of Tolleson, Ariz., and Callie Jordan of Vernon; two step-sons Donald Ray Barker of San Antonia , Texas, and Thad Allen Emory of Vernon, Texas.; 23 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a son Charles B. Anderson in 2011.

Family visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8 Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



  1. Linda Morasca on December 20, 2018 at 9:55 am

    His daughter’s name is Shelley K. Ugartte. He leaves a grandson Charles M. Anderson (Brenda), granddaughters Katie B. Anderson, Cassandra Carter, Kalei Ugartte, and Gabriela Ugartte Garcia. Great grands Charles M. and Aunna Lee Anderson.

    Charles was stationed aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Bennington and at Camp Pendleton while in the Marine Corp.

    • Gary Arney on February 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Marine Detachment USS Bennington CVS20 what year was he station aboard? I was there in 1966 USMC

  2. Joseph Pires on February 13, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Linda Morasca – I’m the historian for the USS BENNINGTON and was wondering how you know of Charles being aboard the aircraft carrier USS BENNINGTON. I can be reached at: (important) Thanks in advance.

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