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Date of Issue: June 02, 2005

Obituary

Joy Virginia Anderson

Joy Virginia Anderson, 86, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and formerly Holmes Beach, died April 29.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Anderson was raised Philadelphia, Pa. She attended college at Stanford and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1940. She trained for secretarial work and was given a position by the U.S. State Department in Bogota, Columbia, in 1942. There she met and married career foreign service officer Daniel Virden Anderson, of Dover, Del. Together they served in Valencia, Spain; Havana, Cuba; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Norfolk, Va.; Saigon, Vietnam; Washington, D.C.; and Marseille, France; He retired in 1968. She was active with the Foreign Service Women’s Association where she served a term as president, the United Nations Association, and the Phi Beta Kappa Association where she served as president of the chapter in Sarasota in 1997. She was active in the Holmes Beach Garden Club.

Private services will be held in Delaware later this year.

She is survived by son Scott Virden of Ukiah, Calif.; daughter and Joy Greer of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Dr. George Curry

Dr. George Curry, 88, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died May 23.

Born in Dover, England, Dr. Curry retired to Holmes Beach from Columbia, S.C., and lived there for 25 years. He served in the intelligence corps of the British Army from 1939-47, attaining the rank of major and serving in France, North Africa and Italy. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and served as professor history, assistant to the president and secretary of the board of trustees at the University of South Carolina for 30 years. He spent a year as a charter professor at New College in Sarasota. He performed one-man show of Charles Dickens Readings.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

He is survived by wife Ruth; and stepsons Alex and Boradus Thompson and Gene Andress.

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