Connie Lynn Anderson


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.

Anderson Live Stream Link

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The Music Box Theater

2623 Colquitt St.

Houston, TX 77098


  1. Connie will be greatly missed. I always looked forward to seeing her in our many card groups. I was blessed to have her in my life and will cherish all the fun memories. Blessings to her family.

    Cathy Erminger
  2. Connie was a kind and loving friend. I admired her determination and courage always ready with a cheerful word and a smile. She will be missed.

    terry Kuchera
  3. It is always so good to go back to a place in your heart where you have fond memories and I have so many of Connie. Especially in the Swiss Chalet days with my sister Betty, our friend Bobbie and with that marvelous trio. Connie and her songbird voice with Andy on the piano, Ike on bass…it was mesmerizing. She sang like an angel; now she is one, reunited with the band. She always stepped forward with grace entertaining others. Her presence was magnetic At the end of this day before you close your eyes, smile and be at peace with the wonderful memories you have made and grateful for what you have. Sing on Connie…sing on!

    Jeana Cooksey
  4. I’ve known the Anderson’s my entire life. The whole family is so special and I have such incredible memories from childhood on of Connie and family. She had the most amazing voice and hearing her sing my whole life was a gift! She was loved!

    Shannon Green
  5. Connie I will miss you and love you
    Love you Carol Halik

    Carol Halik
  6. I am so sorry to hear about Connie’s passing. It doesn’t seem like it has been too many weeks ago that I saw her about to head upstairs and she seemed like she was feeling good. I said hello and told her she looked good. I was glad to see her. I would have dearly loved to see her performing with Andy during their prime. I caught Andy and his combo at Tommy’s restaurant maybe just a year or so before he passed and I knew he was supposed to have been diagnosed with cancer but he was playing some great music with the band that evening. I played several games of golf with Andy and Jerry (another of our neighbors that passed not too long ago) on a nine hole golf course that has now been transformed to a housing development. They had a tenth hole “refreshment” provider with a bar and I didn’t expect there to be anybody there but there were several friends of Andy’s there that day and we had a great time getting cooled off with lots of laughter. Andy and Connie were a great pair and Connie was a sweet lady and I wish I been around to see them performing at some of those great venues here in Houston, there is no doubt in my mind that they were great entertainment with all the talent they had and I’m sorry I wasn’t born early enough to see them perform during one of those era’s when Houston had a great music scene and they were a part of it. I know they are happy to be together again. I only knew them for a very brief time but I felt honored to have met them both. I will miss Andy and his Mercedes classic and Connie with her doggie. A great couple!

    David Alexander
  7. Sadly, I only knew Connie for less than 10 years. But, what an impact she made on my life! We met when I was invited to attend a Bay Area Welcome Neighbor Club luncheon with her friend, Wynona Ellison. As God would have it, I was seated next to Connie. Next thing I knew, we were playing Canasta (or a form of it) together almost daily. Her smile and love of life was so contagious that I found her irresistible. She never missed my birthday or any other occasion to send me an ecard telling me that she was thinking of me. I treasure each one and will save them forever. If you don’t think that one person can impact your life in just a short moment, you didn’t know Connie. My last words to her at Kirk’s funeral were “I love you, Connie Anderson”. Her last words to me were, I love you too, Paula Young”. I extend my sincere condolences to her precious family for their loss. She was someone special to so many.

    Paula Young

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