Calvin Edward Anderson
October 7, 1925 Denver, Colorado
September 1, 2017
Dr. Calvin Edward Anderson was born in Denver, Colorado, October 7, 1925. He attended Denver Public Schools and graduated from Manual High School in 1943. He entered the Army Air Force in 1943 and became a Staff Sergeant Tailgunner with the 8th Air Force in England. He received the Air Medal with Four Clusters.
Calvin received a B.A. and M.A. from Denver University and taught history at East High School. After receiving a Doctorate from Columbia University in New York he served as the principal at Palm Springs High School in California. Next, he was principal at Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri.
Dr. Anderson returned to Colorado and worked with the Colorado State Department of Education for eight years. In 1988 he became the Director of Energy Conservation for Jefferson County Schools, R-1. He retired in 1990.
Dr. Anderson won numerous awards. Some of which were a Ford Fellowship to study American history, The Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge Medal for his work in energy, a National Association of Secondary Principals’ Award, and the Federal Government’s Award for Outstanding Service. He published a number of pamphlets and booklets on energy and education.
Dr. Anderson published a fictional novel of World War II entitled THE ENEMY WITHIN.
Dr. Anderson married Maureen McNierney in December 1959. They had three children: Kim Elizabeth Donahue of Centennial, Mark Stuart Anderson of Aurora (married to Jayne Hueske), and Catherine Maureen Resnikoff of Centennial (married to Saul Resnikoff). Dr. Anderson has five grandchildren from his marriage to Maureen: Andrew(Troy) Donahue, Jonathan Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Isaac Resnikoff, and Natanya Resnikoff.
In 1983 Dr. Anderson married Dr. Marilyn Mark Henderson in Breckenridge, Colorado. Cal and Marilyn were married for thirty-four years. They traveled the world together and with the children, grandchildren and Marilyn’s sister, Paulette. They and their family loved history, books, the Colorado mountains, narrow-gauge trains, and Skye Terriers. Cal was loved by his students and his family and will be greatly missed.
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