From a contemporary press report
Rexford C. Anderson, 71, a lieutenant colonel who retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1974 and then was a cartographer and supervisor in the aeronautical charts division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, died of cardiac arrest February 6, 2000 at his home in Great Falls. He had suffered a stroke.
Colonel Anderson was born in Gouverneur, New York. He attended Norwich University and graduated from the University of Denver. He served in Vietnam during the war there and was also posted to Germany, Iran, Guatemala and Panama. He had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1952.
Colonel Anderson was president of the National Capital Orchid Society and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity, Association of Mapping Seniors and Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club.
His honors included a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service Award.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lynette M. Anderson of Great Falls; three sons, Charles L. Anderson of Arlington, Rexford G. Anderson of Sparta, N.J., and Benjamin E. Anderson of Richmond; and three grandsons.
ANDERSON, REXFORD C., LTC, USA (Ret.)
On Sunday, February 6, 2000, REXFORD C. ANDERSON, beloved husband of Lynette McKnight Anderson; father of Charles, Grant and Benjamin Anderson; grandfather of Evan, Bryce and Rex Anderson. Funeral services to be held 11 a.m., Thursday, February 17 at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department – Firefighters Fund, P.O. Box 401, Fairfax, VA 2203
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