OBITUARY

Mary Jeane Anderson

July 17, 1920October 24, 2010

Mary Jeane Anderson West Des Moines

Mary Jeane Anderson, 90, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Fountain West. Services will be 10:30 am Friday, October 29 at Westminster Presbyterian Chapel with interment in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines. Mary Jeane was born on July 17, 1920 at Cambridge, IA the daughter of Tennis A. and Mabel B. (Brodie) Larson. She graduated from Alleman High School and attended Drake University for 2 years. She married Lester Anderson on August 24, 1943.While being a homemaker most of her life, Mary Jeane was also a very talented and prolific artist. She graduated from the Cummings School of Fine Arts and throughout her life painted many landscapes and still life in various media, including oils, pastels, and watercolors. She later took up the art of china painting and, for every memorial event in the family, painted keep sake Christmas ornaments. As co-owner of the Lamp Shop she painted replacement lamp shades, matching precisely antique lamps which customers would bring in for repair. Mary Jeane also loved to travel and fish with her husband of 67 years and, at the age of 90, was still able to catch an 18 inch catfish. She had a great sense of humor, loved to play the organ, and, as a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, never lost her faith in God. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Lester of West Des Moines; son, Bill Anderson and daughter, Linda Anderson both of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Danielle, Ian and Dana; three great grandchildren, Sky, Kenadee and Chance; and one brother, Arnold (Vivian) Larson of Huxley. Mary Jeane was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rose Carol. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, October 29, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, October 28, 2010
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October 30, 2010

I will always remember growing up on 61st St. and the wonderful times our families shared. We were like one big, happy family while we lived there. Mary Jeane was so special and I am very lucky to have 2 pieces she painted for me. My mother loved visiting Mary Jeane until she passed in 1995. Les, Bill and Linda, my condolences.
Patricia Krause (Bagg)

Beth Hammerberg

October 29, 2010

She was a joy to know and a true friend for my grandparents. I appreciated her friendship to our entire family. We will miss her. Our prayers are with the family. Much love. Beth Hammerberg

Lorraine Larson

October 27, 2010

We will miss Mary. She was such a special person. She expressed her joy with life by drawing, painting, and sharing her wonderful stories of her life with her wonderful husband and family. She loved giving advise on how to take time to love and enjoy life. What a treasure.

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