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Amanda Ward

Mary Anderson

We created this memorial to celebrate Mary's life. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Mary Alison Anderson passed away at her Gainesville home, surrounded by her family, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on October 10, 2020. Mary was an amazing and remarkable wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and healthcare provider. She filled her life with laughter, adventure, and love for her many friends and family.   Mary was born to Hilda and Jack Knoche on May 2, 1966 in Tampa, FL. She and her sister, Jolynn,...  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    My condolences for the loss of your loved one.
    The hurt and pain of losing a loved one is difficult.
    Please know that God is near to those that are broken-hearted and who are crushed in spirit.(Psalm 34:18) God will wipe away all tears from their eyes...  more
  • Lon and Lis  Williamson
    Mary was a cherished friend to both of us and we shall miss her for the rest of our lives. Any opportunity to spend time with her was a treat. We loved her sense of humor and her dry wit, her joy for living, that contagious laugh, the support she gave...  more
  • Mark Chirico
    When I started helping at the VA anticoagulation clinic, Mary made me feel comfortable and helped me gain confidence in my abilities. She always gave of herself without expecting anything in return. Peace to you my dear, Mary. You will be greatly missed.
  • Heather Taxeras
    Mary had such an impact on me. She helped me through some tough times and I spent many hours in her office venting, crying, and laughing!! She will be missed dearly.
    On behalf of her Pharmacy family at the Orlando VAMC, Mary, we love you and will always...  more
  • Kim Mattox
    Best memory is definitely Mary’s laugh! I hope to keep that in my head for a long time. I also appreciated playing “who’s the worst” at work meetings. Always keeping what’s really important in perspective.
  • Reina Carcifi
    Jolynn and family, you are in my prayers. I always remember how much you looked up to Mary and was glad to have known her through my co-workers in Tampa. Peace be with you all.
  • Nancy Kratz-Smith
    Mary is one of those friends that you always think of being there in your life. She was in my first grade class and through to high school we were friends, and even picked the same college, “Go Gators!” Since both our maiden names started with K, we...  more
  • Adam Arfaras
    Numb with sorrow for Scott and the kids, who couldn’t have been blessed with a more perfect wife and mother. Know this, nothing on this earth could be more glorious than the eternal dwelling place where your wife and mother awaits you!

    Thank you...  more
  • Angela
    My heart hurts as I type this, as I've just read the news. I worked with both Mary and Scott in the early 1990s at the Tampa VA - after Scott conned me into returning to the VA, with assurances of a good schedule, ha ha.
    Mary was a sweet, gentle, ALWAYS...  more
  • Colleta O'Neal Lang
    I've enjoyed working with Mary at the VA mostly by phone and email but all those times were pleasant and were always as if we had known each other for a long time. We handled what was needed but always shared a laugh together by phone and email. Happy...  more
  • Amanda Ward
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    • Amanda Ward
      Jessica Anderson I always want to sit next to Aunt Mary at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She had that giggle and sometimes her tongue would stick out between her teeth. I always felt welcome and comfortable around her and her broccoli casserole is SO CREAMY. Some of my...  more
      • October 10, 2020