Pat Anderson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born September 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Dorothy Voigt, Pat was raised in Merrill, Wisconsin. She had been a resident of Dawsonville for over ten years coming from Forsyth County. Pat’s philosophy in life was always to give back to the community. She accomplished many things throughout her life including being part of a group that started a Montessori school in Berea, Ohio and serving as a teacher and director of Eastminster Presbyterian Preschool in Stone Mountain for 25 years. Alongside her husband she helped grow the US Freestyle Wrestling Federation from 300 kids to over 4,000 and also helped establish and operate the Dawson County Humane Society where she spent every Saturday for ten years doing off-site adoptions. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed quilting and had donated over 100 quilts to Eagle Ranch.
Surviving are her husband of almost 60 years, Russ Anderson; daughter and son in law, Marcey and Butch Dyer of Florida; sons and daughter in law, Jeff Anderson of Decatur, Rick and Angela Anderson of LaGrange; six grandchildren, Jessica, Christina, Mitzi, Zach, James, Austin; brother, Richard Voygt of Wisconsin; and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday March 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Owens will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the hour of service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Humane Society. www.dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org
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