Therese Marie "Tracy" Wayson
1962 - 2016
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Wayson, Therese Marie "Tracy" (Nee Anderson ) Passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016. A gentle soul with a kind heart and giving spirit, Tracy was surrounded by her family:  husband, Kent; daughter, Kaitlin; son, Eamonn; mother, Jane Mullaney Anderson; and brothers Fr. Jordan (Steve); William; and Gerald Anderson Jr.  Tracy was preceded in death by her beloved father, Gerald Anderson. Tracy will also be fondly remembered by father-in-law, Billy Wayson; mother-in-law, Gail Funke; aunts; uncles; cousins; and countless friends and colleagues. In recent years, Tracy has delighted in doting on her beloved nephews, Chet, Sam, Owen, David, and Felix. Friends may gather on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at ST. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1747 N. 54th St. Milwaukee, 5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee, from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, Tracy's family requests memorials to the Tracy Anderson Wayson Scholarship Endowment Fund at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. To see full obituary, please refer to Sunday's Journal or

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 5, 2016.
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March 10, 2017
My condolences to Tracy's family. She was a wonderful roommate at Bradley University. She invited me to stay with her over winter break when the dorms were closed, and then threw a surprise party for my 20th birthday that January. She sure knew how to throw a party, and we threw many in our three-gal apartment together! I still have the beautiful piece of pottery she gave me. She was a career mentor, too: reporter for our public radio station, reporter for the local NBC affiliate. I'm so grateful to have known her and spent time with her. She remains a great inspiration.
Kirsten Sandberg
October 10, 2016
Having just returned from travel, I was sad to learn of Tracy's passing and to have missed the celebration of her life last weekend. I knew Tracy from many different community engagements and she ALWAYS had a smile for everyone and her energetic personality helped brighten many lives, including mine. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends as you adjust to this sad event...

Sympathy and courage for your family,
Barbara Armstrong
October 7, 2016
Dear Wayson Family,

Tracy will be missed by so many who loved and respected her in this community. She was a ray of light whose spirit will radiate through others she inspired for generations to come.

My condolences,

Lona Long Velasco
Milwaukee Community Member
October 6, 2016
Dear Kent,

My Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jeff Kanderski
October 5, 2016
Dear Kent & family,

I was saddened to see the passing of a wonderful person. I hold fond memories of Tracy and her great smile and as stated her kind heart. Whenever I saw her at Pius, she held such joy. My heart goes out to you as you deal with the passing of your wife, mother, daughter and sister. It is the faith we hold that summons us to believe that Tracy's "life is simply changed not ended." I hope that give you some solace. I hold you all in prayer.

In the Risen Christ,
Fr. Marv Knighton
Fr. Marv Knighton
October 4, 2016
Such a shock to hear this sad news. Tracy was such an important part of DSHA and such an advocate for girls and women for so many years, and my heart and prayers go out to the whole family, especially Kaitlin.
Patrick Dawson
October 4, 2016
Kent and family, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you, but I did know Tracy. The news of her passing was such a shock. She was a dear, dear person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paula Penebaker
October 4, 2016
May her dear soul rest in peace! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May all the many happy memories of Tracy's life be a source of consolation and peace. Know that God is closest to us in our times of greatest need!
Fr. Augustine Puchner, O.Praem.
October 3, 2016
Jane, I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Dennis McBride
October 3, 2016
Our community has lost a great leader and champion for empowering the lives of women and girls. I am especially saddened that the Waukesha Women and Girls fund trustees and our entire network of caring and giving women were not able to have a longer time to learn and grow from Tracy's influence. Rest in peace!
Linda Caldart-Olson
October 3, 2016
Tracy was a person that always made time to talk to you. She always asked how my family was doing, she was genuine person. I will miss running into her and catching up as our paths always seemed to cross. Our families thoughts and prayers are with the Wayson family.

Gia Bosch
October 3, 2016
Tracy made a such a positive difference in the lives of so many. We will miss her spirit and that special sparkle in her eye. Jane, Kent, Kaitlyn, Eamonn, and the entire Anderson and Wayson clans, we are thinking of you. Jennifer & Brynn
Jennifer & Brynn Studebaker
October 2, 2016
Dear Kent, Kaitlyn and Eamonn,

So sorry and sad to hear of Tracy's passing. We know how difficult this time can be. Know we are thinking of you and offering our prayers of support.

The Higgins family.
Patty, Caitlin and Eamonn
Patty Higgins
October 2, 2016
Tracy's smile and bubbly personality will be missed at our family reunions . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Crissy Antczak (Lipp)
October 2, 2016
Her spirit will go on through all the lives she touched. Women of the future will be making their worlds great because they learned from Tracy.
Amy Darnell
October 2, 2016
We mourn the passing of Tracy, celebrate her incredible life and are better people because of her. Paul ~ Kathleen ~ Jordan Hohl
Kathleen Hohl
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