Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey

STANTON - Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey died Mar. 31, 2017, in the Martin County Hospital. She was known as simply “Babe” by her friends in Martin County and West Texas, being the youngest of the three Anderson girls - Anna Lou Robinson and Verla Doggett preceded Babe in death and are now having a big visit and reunion in Heaven. She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Adrian L. (Bud) Lindsey of Stanton; nieces Doyla Haislip, Diana Doggett, Debra Trantham and nephews Rodney Robinson and Don Robinson. Nita and Bud were married in 1952 in Midland, she working at the Midland County Courthouse and he employed as an engineer at KCRS. They spent 40 years in Midland before moving to Stanton in 1991, living in and restoring her parents’ older home and making that their home for 25 years. Nita being very happy to spend the remainder of her life among friends, nieces and a town of great citizens in Stanton. Babe Lindsey was musically talented. She was an inertial part of the Old Sorehead Band, playing the keyboard along with her sister Verla. The group, a ragtag assortment of singers, players and groupies numbering to about 35, traveling around West Texas, playing at senior centers, retirement centers in such far-off places as Big Lake, Lamesa and Del Rio. In Midland, Nita and Bud spent many happy years involved in square dancing and made many friends as they danced programmed steps to the latest ballads. The “M-Squares” traveled around the state, dancing to various “callers.” It was one of the more pleasant times, of many, of Nita and Bud’s time together. They would have been married 65 years on May 10. The last 25 years were the most pleasant and rewarding for Nita, moving back to her hometown. Early in her life she rode the school bus from her parents’ home about half-way between Stanton and Big Spring, attending the Stanton schools from the first grade through high school. She attended Howard College where the classes were held in surplus army barracks. Nita and Verla were heavily involved with “singings,” as were her father and her parents’ friends. In their younger years, Nita and Verla traveled to the Dallas area to attend a Stamps Quartet school, singing from “shaped” notes. Funeral services for Juanita (Babe) Lindsey were Apr. 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton, with the Rev. Charlie Stevens officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Gilmore, Bobby Haislip, Gary Reid, Conrad McKaskle, Jack Madison and Bud Glaspie. In lieu of flowers friends are invited to make donations to the Frist United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1193, Stanton, TX 79782 or the Martin County Senior Citizens Foundation, P.O. Box 1233, Stanton TX 79782.

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