Connie Anderson was born October 2, 1937 in Houston Texas. She had a natural talent for singing. She began her life as a musician performing in local talent shows, even co-hosting a Houston radio show on KNUZ each Saturday at the age of 12. Connie traveled the country singing with a band just after high school. Upon her return to Houston, she met and married her piano man, Andy. Although she could have made a name for herself in the music business, she chose to work locally becoming a wife to Andy, who made her his Madam Queen. As the family grew, she was named Madam Grand Queen. Over the years, they performed as a trio adding local drummers, including her son, Kirk, for a time. Some of their gigs included the Shamrock Hotel, the Swiss Chalet, the Savoy Room in the Houston Oaks Hotel, Raffles in the Galleria, and the University Club. Connie met many of her lifelong friends at these jobs.
In the mid-70s, Connie and Andy decided they needed to be on the water. They purchased a boat and kept it on Lake Conroe. This was the beginning of new weekend adventures. The two of them would entertain family and friends every weekend on the boat. Eventually this led to purchasing a bigger boat that they could sleep on, so that they could wake up on the lake.
In 1989, Connie and Andy moved to El Lago, Texas to have their boat in closer proximity to their home. They bought a condo with a boat slip giving them the ability to walk downstairs, hop on, and go. Here, they made many new friends that have been near and dear ever since.
Connie was a vibrant lover of life. She could occasionally be seen at a slot machine with a glass of champagne in hand, at a theater enjoying a musical performance, at a local restaurant
playing cards with her girlfriends, or chatting on the phone to her best friends with her Boopie dog.
Connie was a generous and loving mother and friend. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great grandson with all she had. Connie has left us to sing with her band. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed enough to know her.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Whitney and Hazel Sones, loving husband, Andy, of 49 years, and her son, Kirk Anderson. She is survived by her daughters: April Guseman, son-in-law, Scott; Lynlee D’Apice, son-in-law, Angelo; Grandchildren: Brittany (Nathan) Yerian; Adrian and Taylor Guseman; Daniel and Andrew D’Apice; Great-grandson: Elijah; niece: Kelly (Rob) Baker; and nephew; Sean (Katrina) Anderson.
A viewing for Connie will be held at the Crowder Funeral Home in League City (1645 E Main St, League City, TX 77573) on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00am followed by a funeral service at 12:00pm. Her burial will proceed after the funeral service to Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson (7801 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX 77539).
If you would like to view the service online, you can use the following link below.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
The Music Box Theater
2623 Colquitt St.
Houston, TX 77098