The loss of Alfred Anderson in 2018 was seismic for the Anderson Family and the community. It came less than one year after his wife Dollie passed away. Alfred was the gregarious extrovert who never met a stranger and Dollie was the quiet, behind the scenes supporter. They were a wonderful couple to see around town and are deeply missed by their family and friends.
The Anderson children wanted to create a lasting legacy that supported the things that their parents loved: gardening and Rotary. Daughters Sharon Anderson -Garin and Jenny Anderson Bennett decided to start a new fund at Montgomery County Community Foundation – the Alfred & Dollie Anderson Memory Park Maintenance Fund.
Memory Park is the signature capstone of the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe. Located next to the Charles B. Stewart – West Branch Library in Montgomery Texas, it is a peaceful respite filled with a pond, trails, benches, and memories of lost loved ones. Over the years, Alfred donated to projects in Memory Park though the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe. He was always a big supporter and Dollie was right by his side. In fact, they created Anderson’s Bocage, a peaceful island in the part.
If you need to get away from all the hecticness of every day life, go out and explore Memory Park, take a book to read, plan a stroll along the trails and discover the alcoves of memories. When you go out, think about the Andersons and their support that helped make Memory Park a special place to refresh and reflect.
The Anderson children are excited about this opportunity to show their love for their parents through a legacy that will last far into the future. Others are invited to contribute to the fund in memory of Alfred and Dollie.
Montgomery County Community Foundation unites donors’ passions with the future by creating legacies that improve the quality of life of Montgomery County residents through scholarships and grants in support of non-profits that tackle a wide spectrum of community needs and interests. Established in 1983 by Reverend Don Gebert and George Mitchell, the Community Foundation has awarded over $2.2 million to Montgomery County residents over more than 30 years, through more than 149 scholarships, 45 home repair grants to Montgomery County residents, and more than 497 grants to local nonprofits. Learn more at www.mccfoundation.org