OBIT: Marguerite L. Anderson of Ormond Beach dies at age 100

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Marguerite L. Anderson of Ormond Beach, passed away quietly on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 100 after a brief illness. Born July 18, 1916, in Peoria, Ill, , she was the youngest of five children, all of whom predeceased her including her sister, Edna who died earlier this year, just shy of her 108th birthday.

Marguerite L. Anderson of Ormond Beach, passed away quietly on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 100 after a brief illness. Born July 18, 1916, in Peoria, Ill, , she was the youngest of five children, all of whom predeceased her including her sister, Edna who died earlier this year, just shy of her 108th birthday.

Marguerite Anderson moved to South Florida from Illinois and became very active in the Hollywood, Fla. Board of Realtors, eventually opening her own company. She also taught real estate courses in the public schools. Her first marriage to Harry A. Friedman ended in divorce. Her oldest son, Arthur, was born of this marriage. She later married David G. Anderson and they had a son, John and a daughter, Marguerite. Sadly, John died in a tragic accident at age 14.

Marguerite Anderson is survived by her son, Arthur Friedman, and her daughter, Marguerite Possenti, three grandchildren, Brett Friedman, Becky (Friedman) Perry, Lauren (Possenti) Nelson, and five great-grandchildren, Madison and Ashley Friedman and Troy and Corey Perry, and Ava Nelson; and also by her niece, Joyce Selke, with whom she was very close. Marguerite Anderson is remembered by a vast number of friends and acquaintances for her parties and jubilant attitude toward life. A celebration of her life is planned at Ormond In the Pines, Ormond Beach, for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, in the activities room. All who knew her are welcomed to attend. Her ashes are going to sea on the casino ship, "Victory," one of her favorite activities. 

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