Mary Gwen Andersen
M. Gwen (Cameron) Andersen, age 84, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Wilmette and Winnetka, IL, passed peacefully on April 19, 2021. Beloved mother of Mark (Jan) Andersen, Scott (Dianne) Andersen, Jason (Stephen) Andersen, and Kent (Valerie) Andersen. Grandmother of Mary, David, Sarah, Jason, Michael, Benjamin, Jared, Kyle, Matthew, Daniel, and Gabriela. Great Grandmother of 15. Gwen graduated from Evanston Township High School and National-Lewis College. Gwen was a primary school teacher at Harper and Ramona schools in Wilmette from 1970 - 1999. There will not be a service, but a private family celebration will be held in May. Any donations in her honor can be sent to: , , or

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I found this today while cleaning my house. Gwen is an uncommon name and I always delight in meeting those who share my name-and I´m also a former teacher and reader raising her own book worm. What a neat coincidence! I´ve never met Mrs Anderson, but she sounds like a wonderful person who is still very loved and remembered by her friends, family and former students. May her memory and love of literacy continue to be a light to all. Thank you to whoever put this out there, it brought some joy to my day and reminded me of a quote from another great teacher, " We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity" Maria Montessori
Gwen from Phoenix
November 3, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family
May 6, 2021
The family are in my thoughts
May 5, 2021
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