RICHARD O. ANDERSON was born January 12, 1928 in Houston. He passed away October 2, 2001 in Houston, Mr. Anderson served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II.He retired after 36 years with Texaco Inc. He served on the Board of Directors of Texaco, Inc. and at the time of his retirement Mr. Anderson was President and CEO of Heddington Ltd., a subsidiary of Texaco Inc. in Hamilton, Bermuda. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Ole R. Anderson and Coaina A. Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Ruth Brantly Anderson, a cousin Coaina Fryde and husband John of Galveston, sisters-in-law Frances Thomas of Houston and Mrs. John Kung of Alvin. Many nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Anderson. He was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the American Legion. Visitation will be 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 1:30 PM Thursday. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.