Died Jan. 27, 2014
Beth Anderson, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Jan. 27, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Beth was born March 25, 1963, in Bay City, to Robert and Marjorie (Lynch) Hanson.
For over 26 years Beth dedicated her life to teaching children with special needs at Au Gres-Sims Elementary School, where she was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her.
Beth married Kenneth Anderson on Oct. 6, 1990. Together they raised two wonderful children, Christopher and Emily.
Beth is survived by her husband, Kenneth; children, Christopher and Emily; mother, Marjorie Hanson; sister, Amy and brother-in-law Kendall Reif; mother-in-law, Lucille Anderson; sister-in-law, Kimberly Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Amy Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Jacki and Hugh Atkinson; as well as nieces, Katie, Megan, and Allison Atkinson; and nephew, Skyler Atkinson and nieces, Kaitlin and Alyssa Reif. She is also survived by her beloved uncle, Richard Hanson, and cherished cousins, Gina (Geoff) Spencer, Sara Hanson and Shane Steadman. Beth also leaves a large circle of extended family and friends who meant the world to her, providing her strength, comfort and joy throughout her illness. A special thanks to her “girls,” Sue, Debbie, and Holly, and her close friend and colleague, Connie, who stayed with her to the end.
Beth was predeceased by her father, Robert Hanson.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., Au Gres Chapel, with a Vigil at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at St Marks Catholic Church, Au Gres, with visitation starting at 10 am.
According to Beth’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Au Gres Sims bands.