Marie C. Anderson VIRGINIA BEACH - Marie Catherine Anderson passed peacefully from this life at her home in Virginia Beach surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Chester and Margaret King in Cumberland, Md., June 19, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nels Eric Anderson. Marie served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Washington, D.C., where she met her adoring husband, Nels. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth E. Anderson and wife Marilyn, John W. Anderson, Keith C. Anderson and wife Diane and Carlton B. Anderson; four grandchildren, John Mathew Anderson, Alissa Anderson, Laura Cuthriell, Angela Cooper and husband Chace; brother-in-law, Henry Anderson; brother-in-law, Kenneth Anderson and wife Betty; niece, Vickie Mohr and husband Bill; eight great-grandchildren and extended family. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John, James, and Carl King; sister, Margaret King; and sister-in-law, Middy Anderson. Marie's life revolved around her family, especially Nels, the love of her life. Theirs was a wonderful marriage as he advanced to the rank of Marine Corps colonel and they raised their sons. Frequently on her own when he was deployed, Marie exhibited her great strength and devotion to family. She was the model matriarch and enjoyed planning life's celebrations for all she loved. She was a loyal friend and a woman of unwavering Christian faith, a longtime member of the Altar Guild at the Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel. She served Meals on Wheels and shared her resources with many philanthropic groups, especially children's charities. The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Odyssey Hospice, especially Beth, Mary Anne, Becky, Julie, Phyllis and Sheryl; and caregivers, Cora, Marilou, Raquel and Beth. A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Chapel. The burial, with military honors, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. All non-military friends and family who wish to attend the service on the amphibious base must register with the funeral home at (757) 464-6221 by 1 p.m. Sunday. Donations in Marie's memory may be made to the
. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 12, 2011