Lasting Memories

Margaret "Maggie" Anderson
May 12, 1927-Sept. 25, 2020
Chico, California

Maggie was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. She attended college and nursing school in Chicago and Minneapolis. In 1955 she joined her soon-to-be husband Andy in Japan where he was stationed in the Air Force. The following year their first son Reed was born and they returned to the USA to live in Sacramento. Twin boys Dennis and Neil and daughter Beth were born there as Maggie began her career as a nurse. The family moved to Palo Alto in 1967, during which time Maggie enjoyed working as a Public Health Nurse for Santa Clara county (until retirement at age 59) She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. She loved reading & book collecting and was a volunteer for The Friends of The Library. Maggie also loved to garden, bird watch, water color and travel. Maggie and Andy moved to Chico, California in 2015 to be closer to family. She is survived by son Reed and wife Karel,son Neil and wife Beverly,daughter Beth Chase and husband Tom, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Andy and son Dennis. A celebration of Maggie's life will be held at the home of Beth Chase in the near future.

From Mary Alice Thornton
Oct. 15, 2020

Maggie was a stalwart Chair of the Membership Committee, attending all new member classes and shepherding us into the life of First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto. We have such fond memories of Maggie and Andy. Mary Alice & David