Marjorie S. Anderson, 95, longtime resident of Weed, passed away October 12, 2011 in Fremont, California.

Born in 1916 in Bogard, Missouri, Marge was one of eight children born to May and Maude Shirley.

Marge learned to cook and sew at a very early age, skills she used to the delight of many all her life.

She married Glea Anderson in 1935. In 1938 the couple moved west, first living in a cabin on Mt. Hood and then moving to Weed in 1939 where they established a permanent home.

Marge served in many roles at Grace Presbyterian Church; however, the one for which she may be most remembered was as Church Hostess.

She prepared and served countless church dinners, baked thousands of sticky buns and apple dumplings for the Fall Harvest Festivals, and fed travelers, stranded by drifting snow on I-5, hot meals cooked over a camp stove.

Marge also served as the first supervisor of the cafeteria at the Weed Elementary School, a position she enjoyed for 17 years. She always felt blessed to work with four excellent cooks who willingly spent long hours preparing wholesome food students would enjoy eating.

Marge’s hobbies included quilting, embroidery work and knitting. Every child, grandchild, and great-grandchild in her extended family was gifted with at least once quilt or afghan. Likewise, she loved her yard, flower beds and pink dogwood tree.

In 2004, Marge moved to an assisted living facility to be closer to her daughters.  She lived there, surrounded by new friends and visiting with her beloved family members, until her death.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Glea; her son, Robert; and son-in-law, Tahmoores Sarraf.

She is survived by daughter, Jeanne (Bob Delp); daughter, Shirley; daughter-in-law, Cherie Anderson; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.