Betty Marie Anderson, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away suddenly while gardening on Oct. 12, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Join the family for fellowship at the church immediately afterward.
Survivors include her sister, Barbara (Bobbie) Shaffer; nephews, Mike (Becky) Shaffer, Tim (Carla) Shaffer, Jeff (Johnine) Shaffer and Christopher (Julie) Shaffer, all of Cedar Rapids; nephew-in-law, Ford Shoudy; 17 great-nephews and
great-nieces; 35 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; and 18 great-great-great-nephews and great-great-great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Marie Anderson; baby brother, Lorenz; brother-in-law, Bill Shaffer; niece, Judy Shoudy; and great-nephew, Don Shoudy.
Betty Marie Anderson (Nanny to family) was born in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 6, 1925, and graduated from Franklin High School in 1944. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. degree in 1948. Betty was one of the first female Realtors in Cedar Rapids. She owned two real estate companies and was an honorary life member of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors. She had been a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church for many years, and was a past president and longtime member of the League of Women Voters in Linn County. Betty's hobbies included working on her many properties, golf, hunting, dominoes, gardening, but mostly sharing her "can fix anything" talents with her nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or to the family for a memorial in Betty's name.
With much gratitude, the family would like to thank her many friends at Our Savior's and her neighbors who were so wonderful to her.
Online condolences can be left at cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.