Marie Theresa Anderson

July 25, 1920January 18, 2012

Marie Theresa Anderson (Naseef), 91, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away at Peachtree Hospice on Wednesday, January 18th, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Marie was born July 25, 1920, in Kewanee, Illinois to Michael and Mary (Nimer) Naseef. She was a beautician and homemaker. She was also a member of the Laureate Alpha Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a former member of St. Edward Mercy Auxiliary; Welcome Neighbor and the Dervish Dance Club.

Marie was a long time member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Anderson; their daughter, Helen Marie; her first husband Julius Kazlowski; her parents Mike and Mary; four brothers, Nathan, Camile, Edward, and Michael Naseef; three sisters, Rose Cantrell, Florence Naseef, and Helen Iacono.

She is survived by her daughter Katy (Kazlowski) DeJaeger and son-in-law Kyle DeJaeger of Fort Smith, AR; two granddaughters, Kellee Gilmour (husband Ryan) of Frisco, TX, and Kimberly Genuardi (husband Matt) of Doylestown, PA, and three great-grandchildren, Caleb, Teddy, and Jillian.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 23, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith with Father Jon McDougal officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with rosary being prayed at 5:30 p.m. at Fentress Funeral Home, 1805 North A Street. Interment will be held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Kewanee, Illinois at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Katy and Kyle DeJaeger, Kellee and Ryan Gilmour and Kimmy and Matt Genuardi.

For those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Boniface Endowment Fund, 1820 North “B” Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 or Alzheimer’s Association of Western Arkansas, 2408 South 51st Court, Suite F, Fort Smith. AR 72903.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 22, 2012
  • Rosary Sunday, January 22, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 23, 2012

Marie Theresa Anderson

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Donna & Jim Griffith

May 20, 2012

We did not know your mother but you are a testament to her. She raised a kind & loving daughter who married a wonderful Kyle. Her life was long & she gave her kindness to many. Your family is in our prayers.

February 19, 2012

KATY & KYLE: Our deepest sympathy to you. Your Mother will always be in your heart. Cherish the time and memories you have of her always.

Sharon & Chet Szgiel

January 23, 2012

We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of cousin, Marie. Please know that you are in our prayers at this difficult time. These pictures of her with her lovely family are a gracious testament to a fulfilling life. May she continue to bless your lives with her spirit and fond memories throughout the years. Ron and Janet Nimer and family.

lisa shisler

January 23, 2012

my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. i will always remember marie for her smile and her spunk, i loved her dearly.

January 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing the pictures from a beautiful life. Our prayers are with you all. Thea and Kirk Goebel.

Mike OMalley

January 21, 2012

Kyle and Katie,,,,You and your family are in our prayers. We were very fond of Bill and Marie. Blessings, Mike and Kathy O'Malley

John & Tamara Gilmour

January 20, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers.