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Mary H. Anderson

December 16, 1940 — February 23, 2024

St. Paul

Mary H. Anderson, 83, of St. Paul, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, surrounded by her family.

Mary chose to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held later this year and inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Mary was born on Dec. 16, 1940, at Rifle, Colorado, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Thompson) Johnson. The family lived in various places during her childhood where she received her education eventually finishing in Moab, Utah.

She met the love of her life, Donald R. Anderson, and they were married April 24, 1958, in Moab. In 1959, the couple moved to Nebraska, eventually farming near Wolbach where they raised their family. Mary also worked at the Greeley Care Home, Greeley Brick Palace, O’Gorman’s Gas Station and cooked at the McManus Café. Later she worked as a cook for St. Paul Public Schools. In 2012, the couple retired and moved to St. Paul.

Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Paul.

Mary was a beautiful seamstress, sewing many dresses and clothing for her family. Throughout her life she was always taking care of her family. Including her siblings, children and grandchildren. She had an amazing bond with her siblings as they were so close with each other. Mary’s greatest passion was for cooking and baking. Both of which she was very good at.

She is survived by her five children, Julie Haller of Fruita, CO, Donald and Norma Anderson of Milford, Terrie Heaps of St. Paul, Larry Anderson and Victoria Dobson of Fullerton and Gary and Heather Anderson of Papillion; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses, June and Art Anderson of St. Paul, Shirley Gibson of Grand Junction, CO, Irene Ollrich of Grand Junction, CO, Gary Johnson of Grand Junction, CO, Dale Johnson of Clifton, CO, Verna Wyatt of Fairbanks, Alaska, Gloria and Jim Street of Grand Junction, CO, Karla and Steve Clark of Grand Junction, CO, Winston and Dee Johnson of Colorado Springs and Helen and Phil Taylor of Richland, WA; and a very special friend and former neighbor, Martha Voigt of St. Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Don, she was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, James Anderson; two sons-in-law, Loren Haller and James Heaps; infant granddaughter, Makayla Anderson; infant great-grandson, Dirk Haller; sister and brothers-in-law, Norie and Earl Buzzard, Chuck Gibson, Ray Ollrich and Linsay Wyatt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thyrill “Ted” Johnson, Mert and Peri Johnson and Vickie Johnson and Diane Johnson.

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