Marlys Anderson

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Marlys Anderson, 90, Fargo, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Edgewood Vista.

Marlys Ardell Braaten was born to Gina (Wold) and Andrew Braaten on January 6, 1924.  She attended Homestead Township #1 school for eight years and then attended school in Wyndmere, ND.  She graduated at the top of her class in 1942.  Marlys graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a B.A. in Business Education, English and Economics in 1946.  The day after she graduated she started teaching Business Education in Princeton High School, Minnesota.  The first day of teaching she met Edward Anderson from Minneapolis, her future husband, who was also on the staff at Princeton.

Marlys and Edward were married June 27, 1948 in Wyndmere, ND.  After their marriage they moved to Perham, MN where Edward was a Senior High School Principal and Marlys taught in the Business Dept of the high school.  Their son Edward Andrew was born while they were in Perham.  Edward was appointed Superintendent of Schools at Evansville, MN so they moved there for three years.  It was during this time that their second son, Richard Charles, was born.  From 1953-1956 they made their home in Annandale, MN, where their two daughters, Holly Kay and Heather June were born.

In 1965 the family moved to Detroit Lakes until retiring in 1973.  After retiring they spent summers at their cabin on Lake Lizzie and winters in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Edward passed away in 1991.  In 2007 she moved to Fargo and lived at Riverview Place until making her final home at Edgewood Vista.

Marlys is survived by her son, Edward A. Anderson (Sue), Jamestown, ND; grandchildren, Dr. Kristin Anderson (Russel Horton) and Courtney Anderson Stewart (Joe); daughter, Holly K. Crothers (Dan), Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, Taylor Crothers, Concordia College, Moorhead and Danielle Crothers; daughter, Heather Slagle (Rich), Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Hannah Slagle and Jimmy Slagle; brother, Allan Braaten, Kaye Braaten; nephew, Andrew Braaten (Teresa); niece, Tressa Cramer (Jason); niece, Beth Scott (Mark); brother-in-law, Llyod Anderson (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Bev Howe; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorials are preferred to Concordia College or First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes.  The family would like to thank the staff of Edgewood Vista and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their exceptional care of Marlys.

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  1. Keller TXI know the heartache you are feeling. My mother, Carmen Barker, went to heaven on January 2nd. I am certain you were like me-you wanted her to stay but prayed that she could go.

  2. Jamestown ND
    We know that the past week hasn’t been an easy one for any of you… and we want you to know that our prayers have been with you for God’s arms of comfort to be around each of you. Our prayers will continue for you during this time.

    Paul and Julie Byron
    Jamestown, ND

  3. Barnesville MN
    To Mary’s family. We are summer residents of Lake Lizzie where we got to know Mary. She was a delightful lady, we appreciated her smile and her wit. We have thought of her often. To her granddaughter Heather and her family, we hope you continue to enjoy the cottage on Lizzie.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and all of your family on the loss of your mother and grandmother Mary.
    Gene and Karen Prim

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