Anne Wilson Schaef
1934 - 2020
Anne Wilson Schaef 85, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away
peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Anne was born on March 22, 1934 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in
the hospital, to Paul Ragsdale and Manilla Maude Longan. 
Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef was an internationally known author of
17 books including her New York Times bestseller, When Society
Becomes an Addict. Her book Meditations for Women Who Do Too
Much sold millions of copies around the world in many languages.
She was a huge supporter of women, indigenous people and all
creation. She traveled extensively, teaching, speaking and
touching many people and making a profound impact on millions
of lives with her Living in Process work and sharing her Cherokee
upbringing. She called herself a proud hillbilly, loved auctions,
being in nature, and was grateful for the wonderful life she was
Dr. Schaef attended Union Theological Seminary in New York
City in the 1950's and frequently worked with publishers there.
She is survived by her husband, John Charles "Chuck" Tesmer of
the home; lifetime companion/manager, Pete Sidley of the home;
son, Rodney Wilson of Louisville, CO; daughter, Beth Wilson of
Portland, OR; grandson, Alexander Saavedra of CA, and her
beloved international Living in Process network; She has extended
family throughout the world including on the Blackfoot Reserve in
Canada; Ohana on Kauai; New York, Chicago; Arizona;
Owensboro, Kentucky; Siloam Springs; Montana; Croatia; New
Zealand and Australia. She always said that everybody was her
family and lived that way.
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I only recently opened “Beyond Therapy Beyond Science “ Anne spoke at a the Rolf Institute back in 1990. I hope that the changes that she spoke of in this book will outlive her. Peace to all who loved her.
Kathleen Strauch
May 24, 2021
Great book NATIVE WISDOM FOR WHITE MINDS... Thank you Anne for sharing
Te Wairoro
December 15, 2020
Annes book on Codependency changed my life path, quite dramatically I would say. And by changing my life, the life of my four children and countless others in recovery... I would say her reach were further than she may have known.
She definitely left the world a better place for her contributions.
Tamar Drushka
July 19, 2020
Anne called a spade a spade with love in her heart. I was part of the Living in Process Network and met so beautiful souls through Anne. She now moves into another form....
Sheryl Hamilton
February 14, 2020
Anne's trainings in Montana and the local and international groups I attended changed my life. I'm eternally grateful.
With love and appreciation to all in the community.

Elizabeth Forrest
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February 12, 2020
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