Betty J. Thomas-Anderson of Bradenton, Florida passed away on Monday May 8, 2023. She was a lifelong resident of Bradenton, Florida and a 1947 graduate of Manatee High School. Early in her life, she worked as an office manager for Anesthesia Associates in West Bradenton while raising a beautiful family along side her late husband, E. Baynes Thomas. Later in life Betty was active in several service organizations and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was an adventurous beautiful soul who enjoyed everything from camping, specifically at Manatee Springs State Park, to loving a stay at the Ritz-Carlton or Fairmont. She enjoyed walking the run way as a model for her ladies luncheons in support of different organizations across Manatee County, was an avid reader, a dessert connoisseur, and thoroughly adored hosting sunset cocktail hours at her home with her surviving husband Frank Anderson. Additionally, one of her biggest joys in life was traveling the world; Egypt, Alaska, Africa, Cuba and Thailand along with a journey down the Amazon River to name just a few. Betty is predeceased by her former husband, E. Baynes Thomas. She is survived by her husband Frank Anderson, her son Michael "Rusty" Thomas (Chris), her daughter Karen Ruth Thomas, RN, her loving granddaughters, Meris C. Thomas and Melissa L. Thomas, BSN-RN. An informal celebration of life will be held May 18th, 2023 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave W. Bradenton FL 34205.
In Memory of Betty, donations can thoughtfully be made to:
Manatee Literacy Council - 3501 Cortez Road West, Suite 6, Bradenton FL 34210.