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1 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Morse - Bay City, MI

“My dear flute teacher Mrs. Anderson!She was the most supportive person! I believe I might not have stuck with the flute had she not been my teacher!...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kelly McDermott - ann arbor, MI

“I was so saddened to hear of Mary's passing this week but take great comfort in knowing that we will see each other again in Heaven one day. She was...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I was heartbroken to hear of Mary's passing. As my flute mentor and neighbor for many years, Mary's energy and spirit was unmatched. I am certain she...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Martin - Columbus, OH

“Rest in peace, may God's people play their fluites as you enter Heaven. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carol van der Harst - Kewadin, MI

“Heartfelt sympathy. Ms. Anderson will be missed dearly. May God grant strength and courage to the family. Thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so looking forward to perform with the Delta Flute Choir for Mary next month... She had been my flute teacher and my inspiration since the mid...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Shields - Bay City, MI


Mary Heuser Anderson, 86, formerly of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Northport Highlands surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born August 18, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Moore) Heuser. On March 1, 1958 in Bay City, she married Andrew F. Anderson, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.Mary graduated from Bay City Central High School and later graduated with an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Louisville. She met her sweetheart, Andy, at Linwood Beach in Bay City where their parents would summer. Together, they carried on the legacy of Anderson Orchards in Omena. A gifted musician, Mary played for 50 years in the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. She shared her talent by teaching the flute at Delta College, and Saginaw Valley State University. While at Delta College, she formed the Delta College Flute Choir, which still performs today. She was also a member of the National Flute Association. Outside of music, Mary loved golden retrievers, and to summer in Omena. She enjoyed winter skiing, and even tried water skiing. In the warmer months, she liked to play tennis. Mary was a member of the Bay City Garden Club, the First Presbyterian Church as well as the Omena Traverse Yacht Club. Mary is survived by her children, Bruce (Cheryl) Anderson, Eric (Julie) Anderson, Ashley Anderson, and Susan (Gina Harder) Anderson; her grandchildren, Andrew Anderson, Abigail, Margaret, and Cooper Anderson; four step grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey, Hayley and Matthew; her brother, Robert (Nancy) Heuser; her sister-in-law, Annette Deibel; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Omena.
A musical celebration honoring Mary's life will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bay City beginning with the Delta College Flute Choir followed by the Kevin Cole Jazz Quartet after which a memorial service will take place with Rev. Leslie M. Piper officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Music fund or the Delta College Flute Choir. The family will greet friends following the service.