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Mary Gail Fiske Andersen
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1921
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2012
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

MARY GAIL (ANDERSEN) POOL, 90, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Helena, Mont. She married Frank T. Andersen and lived in Fort Wayne for 29 years. Surviving are four children, Kristine Svenson of Helena, Mont., Eric Andersen of Brea, Calif., David Andersen of Natchitoches, La., and Gary Andersen of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by both her husbands; daughter, Karen Andersen; and a great-granddaughter, Lydia Andersen. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 1075 N. Rodney, Suite 102 Helena, MT 59601.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on March 30, 2012


Mary Gail was a wonderful woman, mother, and wife. She was raised in Montana and lived in Eustis, next to the Milwaukee Railroad and the Missouri River. She graduated from Three Forks High School and Eastern Montana Normal School (now MSU Billings).

She was teaching 2nd grade in Billings when she met Frank "Andy" Andersen at her sister Herva's wedding in Great Falls. Frank was an Army buddy of the groom, Jim Simpson.

Frank and Mary Gail were married the next year on June 8, 1947 in Whitehall, MT. They moved to Fort Wayne where Frank worked for GE and they raised their 5 children. Frank and Mary Gail were married for 30 years when Frank died.

After Frank died, she was visiting in upstate New York and decided to stay. She married Louie Pool in ~1982. They were happily married for almost 21 years, tending to his tree farm, attending church activities, and spending some winters in their Florida retirement community.

After Louie died, Mary Gail moved back to Montana to live for several years with her oldest daughter in Helena. Her last days were spent in the Touchmark retirement home.

Mary Gail was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen, both of her husbands, and a great-granddaughter, Lydia Andersen.

Graveside service was held March 31, 2012, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Manchester Fiske (1891 - 1975)
  Helen Blanche Hodsdon Fiske (1893 - 1975)
 
 Spouses:
  Frank Trygve Andersen (1921 - 1977)
  Louis Fiske Pool (1913 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Karen Andersen (1957 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Bailey Fiske Pitman (1920 - 2014)*
  Mary Gail Fiske Andersen (1921 - 2012)
  Herva Fiske Simpson (1923 - 2011)*
  John Byrnwood Fiske (1924 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jerry Clark
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87502329
Mary Gail <i>Fiske</i> Andersen
Added by: Jerry Clark
 
Mary Gail <i>Fiske</i> Andersen
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Mary Gail <i>Fiske</i> Andersen
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Rest in a garden of peace, Mary Gail.
- Lois Maxey Storm
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013

- Steve
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013

- Jerry Clark
 Added: Mar. 28, 2012
 
 
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