Barbara Timmons Anderson |

Barbara Timmons Anderson

Barbara Timmons Anderson of Carbondale died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was 63.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, followed by visitation from noon to 1 p.m., in the Commons IV at Crystal Meadows Senior Housing, 1250 Hendrick Drive in Carbondale.

She was born Barbara Timmons on May 8, 1940, in Ashton, Idaho, to Robert J. and Edith Estella (Irving) Timmons.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Idaho.

She married Twirp Anderson.

They lived in the Pacific Northwest, where Mrs. Anderson taught home economics and English. They moved to Aspen in 1969, and then to Carbondale in 1977.

Mrs. Anderson gave up teaching to become an Avon Lady in the 1970s and ’80s. She briefly sold real estate, working for the Real Estate Corner in Carbondale.

In 1994, she opened the Novel-Tea Bookstore in downtown Carbondale. In 2001, her daughter Wendy Anderson took over the store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert J. Timmons and Edith Timmons, and by a brother, Robert J. Timmons Jr. of Ashton, Idaho.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Wendy Anderson and Greg Forbes of Carbondale, and Heidi Anderson Humbeutel and Paul Humbeutel of Denver; by a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Natalie Anderson of Carbondale; by a granddaughter, Annika Mae Anderson of Carbondale; by her ex-husband, Twirp Anderson, of Carbondale; and by a sister, Linda Timmons Hossner of Fort Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carbondale Senior Housing Corp., 1250 Hendrick Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623.

The family wishes to express gratitude for all those who provided support and companionship to Barbara throughout this journey. Her strong will and inspiration will be her lasting legacy for all who knew her.

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