Barbara Brunoehler Anderson

Barbara Brunoehler Anderson passed away peacefully at her home on April 21, 2024. She was born in Aurora, Illinois on October 13, 1931 to Paul Brunoehler and Helen Johnson Brunoehler Ahline. When she was nine months old, her father passed away and she and her mother moved to Galesburg, Illinois to live with her grandmother. Barbara graduated from Galesburg High School in 1949. When she was 16 years old she went on a blind date with Dean Anderson (on his birthday March 19). They dated for six years, all through college and married the love of her life on July 9, 1953. This past July they celebrated 70 years of marriage. She attended Knox College in Galesburg and graduated in 1953 with a BS in Elementary Education and was affiliated with Phi Mu sorority while there. After marriage Dean and Barbara moved to La Jolla, California while Dean was in the Marine Corp. While there, Barbara taught elementary school. When Dean’s service was complete they moved back to Galesburg and she taught 2nd grade at Silas Willard Elementary School until the birth of their daughter, Julie. Two years later the birth of their son, Douglas completed their family. Dean and Barbara loved to play golf with many friends at Soangetaha Country Club. In 1965 the family moved to Friendswood, TX and enjoyed playing golf all over Texas and the United States. Barbara had four holes in one over her golfing career. Later they joined Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland where Barbara served in many capacities for the Women’s Golf Association. They had lived in Green Tee Terrace for the last 39 years and have made many lifelong friends. Barbara was also an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing weekly with her friends for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her step father, Carl Ahline and brother in law, Bob Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Dean and daughter Julie Lucas (Jarvis) of Austin, TX and son Doug (Kathryn) of Missouri City, TX, as well as 4 grandchildren Jonathan Lucas, Jessica Lucas, Kari Dixon (Jason) and Eric Anderson (Margot). She also had two great grandchildren Jaxon Dixon and Kaitlin Dixon and her sister in law Aileen Anderson. The family would like to thank Sara Copeland for her loving care and Bertha Munoz and Troy Trahan for all their dedication through the years.

We will celebrate Barbara’s wonderful life on May 8, 2024, at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd Pearland, TX 77581. Visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and service at 2:00pm

In lieu of flowers send donations to Christian Helping Hands, 281-485-9776, Star of Hope Mission, UMFC Pearland, or a charity of your choice.


  1. What an amazing and inspirational life she led. Truly one of God’s gift to this world.

    Michele Blank
  2. Such a great lady! She will be missed dearly!
    Susie and Bobby Wilcox

    Susie and Bobby wilcox
  3. I still remember she loved watching her hummingbirds, in her back yard, while reading the newspaper after breakfast with her loving husband Dean. I was happy to be able to spend time with this amazing couple, I know that Barbara is resting peacefully now. 💕 Prayers for the family 🙏🙏

    Cynthia Leal
  4. Although I was not a “long-time” family friend, the impact that Mr. and Mrs. Anderson had on my life is worth mentioning. This couple has been like a second set of parents to me. I will miss the laughs and her side-eyed glances whenever therapy interventions were suggested. Mr Dean, I want you to know that I love and respect you to the fullest and if there is anything you need from me don’t hesitate to call.

    With deepest fondness…

    Eric Hunt

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