Margaret Maurin Anderson

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Ashtabula, Ohio resident, Margaret Maurin Anderson, died Jan. 23, 2004, at Park Haven Home in Ashtabula. She was 91.

Anderson was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Ironwood, Mich., to Frank and Josephine (O'Donnell) Petrusha.

Anderson attended St. Mary's of Notre Dame for two years and acquired an associate's degree in the secretarial field. After graduation, she worked for the Department of Agriculture, in Marquette, Mich., where she met her husband-to-be, Mark P. Maurin. They were married on Sept. 24, 1941. They had two children. Anderson raised her family and was a homemaker living in Richfield, Minn., until 1950, when she and her husband moved their family to Craig. They managed the Gamble's store in Craig from 1950 to 1960. After selling the store, Anderson went to work for the Moffat County School District as secretary to the principal and retired with the position as secretary to the Superintendent of Schools. In 1972, after 31 years of marriage, her husband died of cancer. On Aug. 28, 1974, she married Robert Anderson, of Craig. They were married for seven years when he died in 1981. In 1988, Anderson moved to be closer to her daughter in Andover, Ohio. For the past eight years she lived at Park Haven Home in Ashtabula. She belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Craig, and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. She also attended Our Lady of Victory Church in Andover. Anderson always enjoyed sharing a smile and "I love you" with whomever she met.

Anderson is survived by her daughter, Marne (Jim) Stoffel, of Andover; son, Mark (Mindy) Maurin III, of Des Moines, Wash.; three grandchildren, Amy Stoffel, of Omaha, Neb., Margo (Jack) Meola, of Newton Falls, and Gregg (Stacy) Stoffel, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Anderson was preceded in death her parents, and her older brother, Lawrence (Pat) Petrusha, a teacher, who drowned at the age of 28 in 1936, trying to save fellow teachers who had been in a rowboat that capsized.

Services were held Jan. 27, 2004, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, in Andover, with Father David Misbrener offictiating. Burial will follow in West Andover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to: Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, P.O. Box 669, Andover, OH 44003; St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St., Craig, CO 81625; or Ironwood Theatre, 109 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI 49938.

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