Hershel M. Anderson | 1929-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Anderson_Hershel.jpgMemorial for Dr. Hershel M. Anderson, 81, of Rockport is 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton.

Anderson died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Denton.

Born Aug. 24, 1929, in College Mound to Roy and Rosa Lou Anderson, he graduated from Decatur High School and served two tours in the U.S. Armed Forces as a second lieutenant stationed in Berlin between World War II and the Korean War. He married Elaine Clair Austin Sept. 19, 1953.

In 1954, Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Texas State University and was named the Outstanding Accounting Graduate.

He worked on the audit staff at Arthur Andersen in Dallas for two years before earning his master’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Texas and doctorate in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1961.

Following graduation, he taught at UT-Austin and NTSU. He wrote multiple professional articles and textbooks.

He and his wife worked with the Tarahumara Indians at St. Elena, near Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico, building a school which educates 60 students in first through sixth grades.

He is survived by his wife; children Becky Molidor of Frisco, Roy Anderson of Denton and Beth Buchanan of Waco; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Phil, Joe and James; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Tarahumara Indians in care of Community United Methodist Church in Ruidoso, N.M.

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