Mary Elizabeth Andersen (nee Bedsworth) died peacefully at Genesis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the age of 93. Mary was born in Parsonsburg, MD, to the late Betty Mae and Norman Jerome Bedsworth. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ann Wells and Norma Jane Ward.
She was widowed at an early age and joined the Army, where she served during the late 1940’s to 1950. She met her second husband, Wayne Elvin Andersen, while in the Army. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland (UMES campus) in 1970. During her lifetime, she lived in Florida and Salisbury, MD. She worked for many years as a nutritionist and caregiver. She was an avid reader and owned over 1000 books. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children - James "Scott" Andersen (Sally) of Seaford, DE, Jean Lemay (Mike) of Locust Grove, VA, Thomas Andersen, and Benjamin Charles Andersen (Chunai) of Salisbury, MD. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Elizabeth Greenwell (Jamie), Geoffrey Andersen (Jamie), Dustin Andersen, Jennifer Suche (Eddy), Krista Ulman (Dale), Tracy Lemay, and Thomas Andersen, as well as many great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at Wicomico Memorial Park. A private family gathering will be held in her memory.