Marianne Anderson Memorial Fund

$17,800 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 23 months
Adam Miner
on behalf of Ryan Anderson
Dear Friends, colleagues, neighbors and fellow community members,

With heavy hearts we are sad to announce the sudden passing of Marianne Anderson, wife of Ryan Anderson (Clinical Director at Telos U) and mother of their two children.

This GoFundMe page is being setup to help the Anderson family cover the most recent medical costs incurred with Marianne's hospital care over the last few days, as well as necessary funeral expenses.

At this time of such unexpected loss, we invite all of you who can and wish to help in any way to contribute to this campaign! Any donations, small or great, are most gratefully appreciated and will be sent directly to the Anderson family.

Please also help spread the word by passing along this GoFundMe page to all your kind-hearted family members, friends and acquaintances!


The Telos Family
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Marianne Duersch Anderson was born on June 2, 1981, in Hinsdale, Illinois. She was the fifth child born to Karen Sanders Duersch and James Winter Duersch and was a great joy to her older siblings and parents. Marianne was Christ-like from the start. She delighted in expanding her mind and talents--learning and honing skills she would use throughout her life. She acquired skills in sewing, baking, crafting, cross-stitching, playing the piano, and singing. As she grew into adulthood, she often used those talents to spread love to others making personalized, creative gifts, and sharing her testimony through music.

Marianne was a diligent academic and graduated with honors from Orem High School in 1999. Little did Marianne know that just one year later, on August 22, 2000, she would marry her adoring future husband, the boy next door, Ryan Anderson, in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development.

Marianne and Ryan soon became Hall Advisors in Deseret Towers at BYU and welcomed their first son, Bradley. Then, while attending school at East Carolina University, little Braeden joined their family. Eventually, work would bring them back to Utah.

Family was Marianne's highest priority and she was an outstanding wife and mother. She excelled at planning meaningful outings and opportunities for her boys to learn. Marianne was an avid reader with a library full of children's books which she delighted in reading to her children. Marianne was also a doting and beloved aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

Marianne loved to involve and serve others. She was very active in the Power of Moms. She ran a music group for young children, volunteered in her boys’ classrooms, organized summer neighborhood outings, and served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most recently, she worked as a data specialist at Timpanogos High School.

Marianne returned Home on March 26, 2017, following complications of pneumonia in Provo, Utah. She is survived by her husband, Ryan Anderson, and their sons, Bradley (12) and Braeden (10); parents Win and Karen Duersch of Orem (currently serving in the Puerto Rico San Juan LDS Mission); and siblings Brett Duersch (Lanae) of Royersford, PA, Laurette Roylance (Jeff) of West Plains, MO, Heidi Sego (Landon) of Rio Rancho, NM, Jason Duersch (KayLynn) of Orem, Paul Duersch (Vicky) of Lynden, WA, Alene Cutler (Kelv) of Provo, and Ruth Duersch of Seattle, WA. Marianne is preceded in death by her niece, MeLinda Duersch.

Throughout her life, Marianne loved deeply and filled her days in the service of others. We are certain she will continue to serve while in our Father’s care on the other side. She will be dearly missed.

Marianne will be laid to rest on April 8, 2017 at the East Lawn Cemetery in Provo, UT. A viewing will be held at the LDS Chapel at 1051 E 200 N, Orem, UT, on Friday, April 7, from 6-8pm and again on April 8 from 9:30-10:30am at the same LDS Chapel. Services to honor Marianne will follow beginning at 11am.
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Time - by Marianne
December 5th

We are each given the gift of time and most of the time we have the agency to choose how we spend it. We do not know much time we will have here on this earth. As an extended family we are finding out how real that fact can be. In the last few months I've thought a lot more about how I spend my time and I hope I can keep that more focused perspective for the rest of the time I have here on this earth.

I definitely cannot say I always make the wise choice. On far too many occasions I've brushed off a budding conversation with one of my boys because I was too busy looking at Facebook or even a more "noble" cause like preparing a church lesson. But sometimes I get it right. Like on Saturday, my boys really needed some quality time. My initial plan for the day was to be super productive and finish our Christmas cards, start the neighbor gifts, make my nursery class little mangers for their baby Jesus dolls, etc., etc. But that was not what was most important. I stopped for about 2 hours and we played board games. We had a marvelous time.

The Christmas cards, neighbor gifts, and mangers aren't bad things and they'll probably surface at some point in time to the top of the priority list and get done, but Saturday afternoon wasn't that time.

And as our picture shows, neither was tonight. Tonight we bundled up tight and along with Ryan's sister Katie, had a marvelous time enjoying the beautiful light display, Luminaria, at Thanksgiving Point.

So tonight I leave you with a question to ponder. How will you spend your time?

Because He lives I can choose to spend my time on what matters most.

#HeistheGift #BecauseHeLives #LightTheWorld
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$17,800 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 23 months
Created March 27, 2017
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Rachel Nielson
21 months ago

I knew Marianne from Power of Moms. I was heartbroken when I heard the news of her passing! And then I read the article about her on the site, and I was even more heartbroken--because she was truly even more amazing than I knew! (And that's saying something!) The world has lost a soul who brought such love and joy!! I am so sorry for your loss, Ryan and the boys. It is so devastating. I lost my mother when I was a teenager, and I know she has been with me in times when I have needed her the most, and I'm certain she is with me more than I realize. Much love you to!

John/Diane Howard
22 months ago

Know our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the weeks and months to come. You and Telos (U) are family to us.

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Melenie Hanson
22 months ago

I didn't know Marianne, or her family. I have two boys, two years apart, close to her boys age. Reading her story on has helped me make a decision that I have been struggling to make. I will be eternally thankful. I wish that I could donate more. Thank you. ♥

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