Anderson, Mary Louise

10 Comments

  1. Colleen Thumm

    A life well lived; an inspiration. Her bio goes a lot toward explaining what I admire so much about Shelly.
    Love you; you’re in my prayers and thoughts during this hard time.

  2. connie makarewicz

    Shelly and family:

    I have been trying to come up with some wise words of wisdom to say, or some prayer that would come to mind after I pondered the death of your mother, but nothing seems to be jumping out at me.

    The only thing I can come up with is mom’s spirit will always be with you guys and she will always be at your side as long as you’re on this planet and until you join her wherever that may be.

    I’ve known your family and mom for a very long time and have a trillion memories of spending time with all. I have to tell you that I never did know mom’s name until I read the article that was written about her, and I guess that says it all as to what kind of person I knew she was…. she never questioned or asked me not to call her mom…………
    She will be missed.

    I might be far away but my heart will always remain with my friends.

    All my love,

    Connie

  3. Bob and Elsie Bak

    To All of Marys family: The world has lost a warm and loving person..
    Who made a special difference every day.
    Yet all those seeds of love so gently planted
    Leave blossoms that will never fade away!!!!

    May memories make this sad time easier to bear!

  4. Clint and Jeane'e Green

    TO all of Mary’s Family and Friends, we send our thoughts and prayers of Love and comfort to all of you. We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, friend. May God be with you all during this time.

  5. Clint and Jeane'e Green

    TO all of Mary’s Family and Friends, we send our thoughts and prayers of Love and comfort to all of you. We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, friend. May God be with you all during this time.
    Our Love Clint and Jeane’e Green

  6. Susan & Danny

    Shelly, Anna, Ian and the rest of the Anderson family – I know how much you all loved your Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and how much you will miss her. We pray for all of you that thoughts of her being in your life will hold-fast to the pain you are feeling during her loss. She is in a much safer, happier and healthier place and we pray that you all find some comfort in that thought. We hope that knowing other people are praying for you during your loss will help ease your pain. Many Blessings – Susan Rutt & Danny Moore

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Life Stories

Anderson, Mary Louise

In Loving Memory

Born:
December 19, 1925 :: Lead, South Dakota

Passed Away:
January 18, 2015 :: Morrison, Colorado

Mary Louise Anderson was born on December 19, 1925, in Lead, South Dakota to Haines and Marie (Mame) Pond. She passed away on January 18, 2015 in Morrison, Colorado after a long illness.

Her early life was spent in Nemo, South Dakota. After graduating from high school, she entered nurses training, first in Milwaukee, Wisconsin then in Pensacola, Florida. Her nursing career was spent working in hospitals, nursing homes, and private practice and culminated as a psychiatric nurse on the adolescent team of the Ft. Logan, Colorado Mental Health Center. After leaving her nursing career, Mary worked in the private sector and retired from Amoco Oil Company. Finding that retirement didn’t suit her, she rejoined the work force and retired for good 17 years later at the age of 82 from the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Mary’s membership in a 12-step program afforded her the opportunity to share her experience, strength and hope with hundreds of people. She was particularly devoted to the service aspect of the program and worked tirelessly to help her fellows. Along the way, she made countless friends and left a legacy of service.

When she wasn’t working, Mary loved to travel. Her favorite pastime was to take off, alone in her car, and “follow her nose” looking for friends she hadn’t met and places she hadn’t seen.

She married twice, once to Paul Hogan and once to Gerald Anderson. The two marriages produced six children who survive her: Penny Hogan, Daniel Hogan, Becky Hogan, Linda Kerns, Shelly Lucas and David Anderson. She leaves behind eleven grandchildren: Tara Reilly, Wesley Hoffman, Jacob Worrell, Nicholos Worrell, Shantel Worrell, Billy Hoffman, Benjamin Anderson, Anna Lucas, Thomas Anderson, Ian Lucas and Joseph Anderson. She also leaves ten great-grandchildren: Graeme Reilly; Kyle, Jarrod, Ashlynn and Ezra Hoffman; Elijah Evans, David and Kaylee Worrell; and Blake and Natalie Hoffman.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Grace Point Community Church, 90 East Orchard Road, Littleton, Colorado. A potluck will follow in the Grace Point Community Church Fellowship Hall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to purchase corrections literature in accordance with Mary’s service work. For information regarding donations, please contact Shelly Lucas via email at ShellyL2@hotmail.com.

10 Online Guestbook Entries

  1. Colleen Thumm

    A life well lived; an inspiration. Her bio goes a lot toward explaining what I admire so much about Shelly.
    Love you; you’re in my prayers and thoughts during this hard time.

  2. connie makarewicz

    Shelly and family:

    I have been trying to come up with some wise words of wisdom to say, or some prayer that would come to mind after I pondered the death of your mother, but nothing seems to be jumping out at me.

    The only thing I can come up with is mom’s spirit will always be with you guys and she will always be at your side as long as you’re on this planet and until you join her wherever that may be.

    I’ve known your family and mom for a very long time and have a trillion memories of spending time with all. I have to tell you that I never did know mom’s name until I read the article that was written about her, and I guess that says it all as to what kind of person I knew she was…. she never questioned or asked me not to call her mom…………
    She will be missed.

    I might be far away but my heart will always remain with my friends.

    All my love,

    Connie

  3. Bob and Elsie Bak

    To All of Marys family: The world has lost a warm and loving person..
    Who made a special difference every day.
    Yet all those seeds of love so gently planted
    Leave blossoms that will never fade away!!!!

    May memories make this sad time easier to bear!

  4. Clint and Jeane'e Green

    TO all of Mary’s Family and Friends, we send our thoughts and prayers of Love and comfort to all of you. We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, friend. May God be with you all during this time.

  5. Clint and Jeane'e Green

    TO all of Mary’s Family and Friends, we send our thoughts and prayers of Love and comfort to all of you. We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, friend. May God be with you all during this time.
    Our Love Clint and Jeane’e Green

  6. Susan & Danny

    Shelly, Anna, Ian and the rest of the Anderson family – I know how much you all loved your Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and how much you will miss her. We pray for all of you that thoughts of her being in your life will hold-fast to the pain you are feeling during her loss. She is in a much safer, happier and healthier place and we pray that you all find some comfort in that thought. We hope that knowing other people are praying for you during your loss will help ease your pain. Many Blessings – Susan Rutt & Danny Moore

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