OBITUARY

Margaret Helen Anderson

May 13, 1928October 24, 2018

Margaret “Helen” Anderson, age 90, of Ames, IA, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Israel Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at Story Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Helen was born on May 13, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia to Hollis and Daisy (Wills) Bagwell. Helen met Harry Anderson while he was stationed in Georgia, the couple fell in love and were married on July 24, 1947. Harry and Helen moved to Ames following the wedding, and Harry attended ISU while the couple started a family, they were blessed with three children.

Helen loved her yearly trips with her daughter Barbara to Las Vegas to see the shows, and to Chicago for some shopping. She had a wonderful sense of humor was very social. She was known for her enduring love for her family always devoting her time to “Mothering”. Helen was a great mom always kind and sweet, she spent her life taking care of her children and loved to host the family for Holiday dinners.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Anderson and Greg Gerstein; son, David Anderson; grandson, Neil Gerstein; brother, Nathan Bagwell; brother-in-law, Ed; and sister-in-law, Marilyn.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Anderson; son, Joe Anderson; and parents, Hollis and Daisy.

Memorial contributions can be made in Helen’s name to the American Cancer Society.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Anderson and Greg Gerstein; son, David Anderson; grandson, Neil Gerstein; brother, Nathan Bagwell; brother-in-law, Ed; and sister-in-law, Marilyn.

    Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Anderson; son, Joe Anderson; and parents, Hollis and Daisy.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret Helen Anderson

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Beth Gerstein-Timm

October 29, 2018

Barb, Greg, Neil and Family

We are so very sorry to learn of Helen's passing. She was a loving and generous person. When I think of Helen I remember her beautiful smile and her laughter. You are all in my heart and in my prayers. I am so sorry we will not be at the Memorial but we will be there in spirit.

God Bless and Love
Beth, Greg, Alex and Sedona Timm