Peter "Pete" Maytubbe Anderson, 68, departed this life on Feb. 16, 2018, in Krebs, after a heroic battle with cancer.
Pete was born on Feb. 3, 1950, in Talihina, to James Ralph and Margaret Louise (Andrews) Anderson, and was one of eight loving siblings. As a child, Pete's family moved west to San Francisco, California, where he attended George Peabody Elementary School and later graduated from Crestmoor High School in San Bruno, California. His family subsequently relocated to Wilburton in 1968, yet Pete returned to
California to build his own dreams. Always a hard worker, Pete infamously became "the vacuum man"
owning A&G Vacuum & Sewing in San Francisco, California. He was known throughout the bay area to be one of the best and continued with this career for over 20 years.
Pete moved to Krebs in 2006 where he established another vacuum store with the namesake of his daughter, A&F Vacuum, on East Washington Street.
Pete is survived by his only daughter, Raven Flamand and Dale, of California; his grandson, Caden James Flamand (14 years old); seven brothers and sisters, Jimmy Anderson and Delores, of Oklahoma, Patricia
Anderson, of Oklahoma, Vivian Mazar and Walter, of California, Billy Anderson, of Oklahoma, Virginia Anderson Glynn and James, of Oklahoma, Mary Wilkett and Davey, of Oklahoma, and Johnny Anderson and Cinde, of California, along with so many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pete, a selfless man, was a gigantic presence in this life with a heart full of love, a mind full of ideas and hands full of dirt! He loved conversing with his family, friends and customers. Pete had a profound connection to his Choctaw culture for which his spirit is now set free to join in peace with all his ancestors. He will be missed tremendously.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home for family and friends to honor Pete's life and Choctaw heritage.
Published on February 20, 2018