Carter Jay William Anderson, 10, of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away at 10:59 a.m. Friday, June 1,
2018 at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
Carter was born on April 10, 2008 in Cedar Rapids the son of Terry and Alex Housewright
He was a 2nd Grade student at the Prairie Ridge Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, IA. Carter
loved listening to music, especially listening to his Aunt Kourtni sing to him and to his musical
puppy toy. He looked forward to going to Grandma (Debbie) and Grandpa (Steve) "Grape’s"
house. He loved splashing around in warm water at bath time. He liked picking and scratching at
different textures (especially jeans and couches). He loved attending his annual co-ed softball
fundraiser tournament, Carter’s Crew Takes the Field, in La Harpe, Illinois. He enjoyed going to
school and had so many wonderful teachers and classmates. He thoroughly enjoyed school
fieldtrips to Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa. He was a huge Scooby Doo fan and watched
episode after episode with his Grandma (Debbie) "Grape" while they ate chocolate ice cream and
chocolate pudding. His favorite color was green and his favorite animal was frogs. He looked
forward to spending time with his siblings and cousins. He enjoyed long conversations and
rocking on the front porch with family. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew,
cousin, and friend.
Survivors include his parents, Terry and Alex; three siblings, Rhyleigh Thomas, Jace Anderson
and Bastian Anderson, all of Cedar Rapids, IA; his paternal grandmother, Penny Anderson of
Cedar Rapids, IA, paternal great-grandparents, Sharon and Dave Anderson and Linda and Leon
Jones of Cedar Rapids, IA; maternal grandmother, Michelle Nichols of Cedar Rapids, IA,
maternal great-grandparents, Steve and Debbie Reed of LaHarpe, IL; two aunts, Samantha
Taylor and Nichole Ford; two uncles, Nick Taylor and Trevor McMurrin; and two great-aunts,
Kourtni Reed and Mindy (Justin) Johnson of LaHarpe, IL.
He was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Terry Housewright, great-great-grandfather,
William Housewright and great-great-grandmother, Anna Lou Read.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the LaHarpe Christian Church with Rev. Rick Goettsche officiating. Burial will follow in the Gittings Mound Cemetery near Lomax, IL. A visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, also at the church. A memorial fund has been established for the Carter Anderson Fund. To sign the guest book or leave a condolence please visit Carter’s obituary at