Patricia Ann Anderson

East Tawas, Michigan
August 15, 1934 - March 31, 2021

Obituary Notice

Patricia Ann Anderson

 Age 86, of East Tawas, Michigan died on March 31, 2021.  She was born the daughter of Thomas and Blanche Norris on August 15, 1934 in East Tawas, Michigan. She grew up with her twin brother in McIvor, Township.  They both graduated from Tawas High School in 1952.  Later she moved to town from the farm where she worked as a waitress at Giffards Grill then became a telephone operator in downtown East Tawas.  She meet her first husband Johnnie Gibson at the roller rink in East Tawas on Newman Street soon to find out he also was a telephone operator for the Air Force base in Oscoda.  They married on November 7, 1953 in East Tawas at the Methodist Church on Newman Street.  They moved to Ypsilanti in 1954 were they had a daughter, but soon moved back to the Tawas area and welcomed a baby boy.  Johnnie died on September 20, 1988.  She married again 14 years later on January 4, 2003 to Richard G. Anderson.  He died on May 11, 2018.  Patricia is survived by her oldest sister Lavern (Pudge) Wright, her daughter Melanie A. Stitzer and son David T. Gibson, step children; Paul Anderson, Gary Anderson, Dannette Jennings and David Anderson.  Grandchildren; Lora Buffman, Lisa Bosher, Micaiah Everett, Nathan Stitzer, Darlene Greene and step grandchildren; Morgan Anderson, Katie Anderson, Sarah, Jenny, Jessica and lots of great grandchildren.  As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses she liked to talk to people about the bible.  She liked to travel and go camping.  Have people over for dinner and play cards with friends.  She also liked watching her birds.  She loved her beloved turtle Soupie many times getting up in the night to hold him and pet him.  She loved living in East Tawas it was always home to her.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration  of Patricia’s life was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  Condolences may be shared at


I'm sorry to hear of your families loss. My name is Sylvia Brissette and I am the daughter of Patsy's brother Robert Jennings. If possible would Melanie or David contact me.
— Sylvia Brissette

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