She was born on December 16, 1929 in Heavener, Oklahoma, the daughter of Carl Gallardo and Delsie Wallace Gallardo. On October 6, 1946 she married Bill Anderson. She was preceded in death by one son, William J. "Billy" Anderson, III; her parents; three brothers, Frank Gallardo, Carl Gallardo and Jack Gallardo; and two sisters, Isabelle Gallardo and Eva Anderson.
Bette was a member of First Assembly of God in Hot Springs and a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Anderson of Hot Springs; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael K. and Ana G. Anderson of Guanajuato, Mexico, David K. and Rhonda Anderson of Edmond, Oklahoma and Daniel M. and Glendora Anderson of Hot Springs; one daughter, Debra Anderson Churchill of Fort Worth, Texas; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Sixty-nine years ago, October 6, 1946, Bill and Bette Anderson were married in Bremerton, Washington....a young sailor and a shy teenager.
Since then, the Andersons have served as pastors, missionaries and in administrative positions in the church denomination, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, which they have served for almost 65 years, headquartering out of Oklahoma City.
They retired to Hot Springs, Arkansas in July 1994 and have made it their happy home for 20 years and have never looked back.
Services will be held at 7 p. m., Monday, May 16, 2016 in the First Assembly of God, Hot Springs with the Rev. Mr. Larry Burton officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6 p. m. until service time at the church.
A second memorial service will be conducted in Oklahoma City at River of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 10 a. m. The Rev. Mr. Richard Goad, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Dwight Burchett will speak at the service.
Interment will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
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We will ever be indebted to Bette and Pastor Bill Anderson for their ministry to our family. It was a joy to worship at Muse Memorial. It is amazing to know that the first three presidents of Southwestern College and their wives worshiped at Muse Memorial Church--Dr. R. O. Corvin, Dr. W. R. Corvin, and Dr. Hugh H. Morgan. God gave us a camaraderie and love for each other and an appreciation for the work and ministry of being a college president. I greatly admired and respected my predecessors. They were great men, proven educators and leaders.
Melvine and I were blessed to have Greg and Stephanie worshiping with us at Muse Memorial Church. They loved to go up to the balcony. They enjoyed sitting up there with their friends.
I wish I could mention the names of a whole host of people we met and got to know at Muse Memorial Church. I am sure I would miss some names of wonderful people who have enriched our lives. We felt loved and looked forward to going to Sunday school and church as well as Wednesday night services. We were there for a part of the six-week revival with Bishop Jesse Winley. What a man! How he could preach. He invited me to have lunch with him one day, and he spoke prophetically into my life and greatly encouraged me. He told the congregation after the news broke of my resignation as president of Southwestern College that they should not worry about Dr. Hugh Morgan, Melvine and their children. He assured them that God had His hand upon my life and that my ministry would be blessed as I was going to Birmingham to be the pastor of a great church. His friendship and love were a source of encouragement for me as I made a transition once again to the local pastorate. And it was all good.]