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Margaret Evelyn "Sammy" Samson Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1914
Lewistown
Fergus County
Montana, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 2001
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

Obituary from The Independent Record:

Margaret Evelyn (Samson) Anderson, 86, former First Lady of Montana, died March 6, 2001, surrounded by family in the comfort of her home. Evelyn, the only child of Walter and Margaret Samson, was born Aug. 27, 1914, in the home of her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. S.C. Newell in Lewistown. For three years, her family homesteaded on Sun Prairie south of Malta, and when she was five, they relocated to Helena and started a small neighborhood grocery.

After graduating from Helena High in 1932, "Sammy" attended the University in Missoula. Yearning to see the world, she moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Mme. Charrette's design school. Evelyn returned to Helena and in 1941, married her high school sweetheart, Forrest Anderson.

While Forrest moved through his political career as legislator, Lewis and Clark County Attorney, Supreme Court Justice, Attorney General, and finally Governor of Montana, Evelyn remained a strong and important wife, mother and citizen. She will be remembered for establishing the state flower garden in front of the State Capitol. She will also be long remembered as a loving, compassionate mother, grandmother and friend to many.

Evelyn enjoyed traveling, playing bridge with her many friends, and supporting local benefits. She belonged to Eastern Star, Montana Original Governor's Mansion Board and Pioneer Cabin Board, Westerner's Club and other charitable organizations.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Arlee Anderson of Great Falls; son, Newell and wife, Bonnie; grandchildren, Forrest Anderson and Kimberly Anderson of Helena, Paris Templin, of Redwood City, Calif., Margaret Nerison of Poulsbo, Wash., Forrest Templin of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Memorials are suggested to your favorite charity. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Forrest Howard Anderson (1913 - 1989)
 
Burial:
Forestvale Cemetery
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33066689
Margaret Evelyn Sammy <i>Samson</i> Anderson
Added by: A Marine's Daughter
 
Margaret Evelyn Sammy <i>Samson</i> Anderson
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- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Aug. 4, 2011
May you rest in glorious peace
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Feb. 8, 2010
May eternal blessings be yours
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Jan. 19, 2009
 
 
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