DeKALB – Marjorie L. Anderson, 86, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Elgin, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb.
Born Jan. 5, 1928, in Tama, Iowa, the daughter of Marion and Julia (Upah) Ray, Marjorie married Warren Anderson on April 6, 1947, in Iowa.
Marjorie was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church. Marjorie and Warren raised their family in their home in Elgin, where they lived for more than 50 years. She loved taking care of her home and working outdoors. She loved going on long and short trips with her husband and family. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority in Elgin. Marjorie loved the history of Elgin and worked with historical house walks in Elgin. One of her favorite things was singing in the choirs at Desert Hot Springs trailer park, where she and Warren wintered for many years. After retirement, Marjorie enjoyed going to breakfasts and lunches with her retirement group from Safety Clean and the Retired Teachers Group.
Marjorie is survived by three wonderful sons of whom she was very proud, David (Mary) of Marengo, Steven (Ann) of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mark (Carrie) of DeKalb. She was the proud and loving grandmother to seven boys and one girl, Gus, Eric, Jennie, Jeremy (Kami), Jonathan (Tanya), Ryan (Becca), Jonathan (Starr) and Curtis (Laura); great-grandmother of eight, Veronica, Alana, Ella, Luka, Arianna, Aleksei, Carly, and a new one due soon. She also is survived by one sister, Betty (Al) Goddard of Florida, and many nieces and nephews that meant so much to her.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Anderson in 2010; and five brothers and sisters, Dorothy, Onille, Lester, Charles and Robert.
A memorial celebration is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Burlington Methodist Church, 195 W. Center St., Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to KishHealth System Hospice, in memory of Marjorie Anderson, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.