memorials

We would like to say thank you to everybody who has donated to us in support of our mission. Every donation helps us rescue a dog that can be trained and given a second chance at life by helping a disabled Texas veteran. While we mourn those who have passed, we are thankful to those who donate in their memory. 

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson, 41, of Baytown, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Houston. Matt was born April 7, 1980 in Houston, to parents; Talbert Eugene and Jaclynn Marie Hasten Anderson, and has been a lifelong resident of the Baytown area. He was a graduate of Ross S. Sterling High School class of 1999, a Shop Foreman and Master Technician for Gene’s Powersports Country, participated with Ducks Unlimited, and was an honorary member of GCCA. Matt also enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing, spending time with his children and will be remembered for always helping others. Matt is survived by his sons: Cody Lee Anderson and Tucker Evan Anderson, parents: Gene and Jackie Anderson, sisters: Jena Anderson Cummings and husband Brian and Mary Anderson, nephews: Zachary and Keegan Cummings and Kaden Anderson Cogan, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Greta Lee Askins

Born in Chicago Illinois, August 2, 1946. On March 20, 1970 she married Jerry Askins and began a life shared over 50 years full of love, happiness, laughter, fun and travel.

She always had a love for children. As Kindergarten Director of Calvary Baptist Church she taught countless children to count, color, and use their manners. When she became a mother in 1974 to her only daughter, her life forever was filled with joy and excitement. She was known as Gi Gi to her grandchildren and anyone else who felt close to her.

She joined her husband at the helm of his business and together created Askins Polaris. Their hard work and effort paid off and afforded the opportunity to retire into a lifestyle of travel and leisure. During their journeys they formed lifelong friendships and unbreakable bonds with people across the country.

She was a member of the American Coach Association, South Central Chapter, Crusin’ Cajuns, the Texarkana Humane Society and the Red Cross. She was a strong advocate for the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas.

Her zest for life was an inspiration to anyone who met her. She will be missed by all for many years to come. Survivors include her husband Jerry Askins; daughter and son-In –Law Nikki& Kevin Furlow:  3 grandsons and her mother Jeri Gunell.