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Muriel Louise Anderson

Muriel Louise Anderson, aged 82, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012, at her home in Nevada City, California. She was born on April 4, 1930, to her loving parents William Leonard and Marguerite Ruisinger in San Francisco. She is survived by her devoted sister, Marguerite Payne (married to Dana Charles Payne), who resides in Alameda.

Muriel loved gardening, listening to classical music, playing the piano, and quilting. Her passion towards gardening could be seen by all those around her as she created a vibrant and serene landscape wherever she lived. Her last moments were spent enjoying the beautiful and tranquil music of Bach.

Muriel graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1951 with a major in Decorative Art; she was an involved member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She was later awarded a diploma from Heald College in 1981 in Piping/Mechanical Drafting. As a substitute teacher, Muriel brought joy to many and helped cultivate young minds. Prior to her higher education and career accomplishments, she graduated from Alameda High School.

She was first a devoted wife to Bob Lynn Edwards, deceased, with whom she shared seven loving children. She is survived by John Edwards of Fremont, Mary Ann Edwards of Mill Valley, Elaine (Roger) Schafer of San Carlos, Stephen (Janet) Edwards of Jacksonville, Oregon, Bob Lynn (Connie) Edwards, Jr. of Livermore, Deidre (Andrew) Tagg of Roseville, and Christopher (Cindi) Edwards of Lacey, Washington. With warmth and compassion in her eyes, Muriel was survived by thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

As a young girl and for years after, Muriel was very close to her Aunt Mary, Aunt Rosie, and Uncle Harry. She also had a loving relationship with her two nephews, Dana and Don Payne. Muriel was a longtime resident of Alameda before moving to her final residence with husband, Smith Anderson, in Nevada City. She resided in Nevada City, close to North San Juan, for over 15 years with her late husband, Smith. The family wishes to thank all of Muriels friends and neighbors, including those associated with the North San Juan Volunteer Fire Department and the North San Juan Fire Auxiliary, who have brought such great joy to her during her lifetime.


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