Margaret (Peggy) Anderson

Margaret (Peggy) Anderson

Margaret (Peggy) Anderson passed away peacefully on November 14, 2012, on Mercer Island, Washington. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in New York City. Peggy was a graduate of Mills College and Columbia University. She married Leo Anderson in 1946, and they settled on Mercer Island, where they raised 4 children: Dr. Michael (Linda) Anderson, Carol (Rob) Wilkinson, Mary (Tom) Jenkins, and Peggy (Guy) Crow.

Peggy devoted her life to her family and will be remembered for her love, kindness to everyone she met, and her generosity. Her radiant smile uplifted us all, and her compassion and empathy were unparalleled. Peggy volun-teered in many capacities in the community. She also loved to garden and she touched many lives with her gifts of flowers. She shared her love of reading and an appreciation of the arts with her children, grandchildren (Ryan, Caleb, Elizabeth, Amy, Brian, David, Cheryl, and Michelle) and 12 great grandchildren, all of whom adored her. We love you, Gaga.

Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Leo Anderson. There will be a memorial service for Peggy at 2 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Mercer Island United Methodist Church. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Northwest Harvest in Peggy's honor. Other donations may be made to Evergreen Hospice or community food banks.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 1, 2012