Maxine Witt Anonsen

Maxine Anonsen

Maxine Witt Anonsen
May 1, 1927 – July 9, 2011

GALVESTON—Maxine Anonsen, 84,  life-long resident of Galveston, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011,
at UTMB Galveston, after a lengthy illness.  She was surrounded by her family.

Ms. Anonsen was born in Galveston, TX.  to Joseph A. and Edna M. Witt, the fifth child of a family of 6 children.  She was the last survivor of her immediate family, having lost her oldest sister in May 2011.

Ms. Anonsen grew up in Galveston, as a true and devoted B.O.I., and in April 1942, married Raymond A. Anonsen, of which their union was born an only child, Pamela Karn Guillory and an only grandchild, John Steven Karn.

Ms. Anonsen’s career as a bookkeeper spanned over 40 years, working until the age of 81, when Hurricane Ike changed her life forever.  She was a life-time member of the National P.T.A., a member of the National Federal Association of Business and Professional Women, and a member of the South Texas Girl Scout Council.  While maintaining her career, she always put her family first.  Her grandson, John was the light of her life.  She was a wonderful Mother and Nana, and she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Karn Guillory and son-in-law, Richard, of Dickinson, TX., grandson, John S. Karn (and grand-dog Motley Karn) of Webster, TX., great niece, Ashley Witt, of Santa Fe, TX., and niece, Judy K. Elmendorf, of Galveston, TX., in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her daughter, grandson, and son-in-law, her nieces Ashley and Judy played an intricate role in her life, and were very instrumental in her health care during the past several months of her illness.  Their love and concern for her was immeasurable. 

She was loved and respected by her family and many friends who will miss her dearly.  A special thank you to her neighbors, Rick and Cindy Ruiz, who always kept a close eye on her and to Dr. Richard J. Donaldson, UTMB Family Medicine, who always returned phone calls, whether it was day or night. 

A public visitation will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway, (exit 15) Texas City, on Monday, July 11, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A private service will be held for the family on Tuesday.