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Published September 26, 2012, 11:10 AM

Maureen "Mo" Jean Farley Brown Anderson



Maureen "MO" Jean Anderson of West Fargo, ND passed away on September 22, 2012 at the age of 67 after a 5 year courageous battle with breast cancer. A Memorial Services will be held on Friday September 28th at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Lee officiating. A graveside memorial service will be held on October 20th at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth, MN at 2:00 p.m.

Maureen "Mo" Jean Farley Brown

Anderson

Maureen "MO" Jean Anderson of West Fargo, ND passed away on September 22, 2012 at the age of 67 after a 5 year courageous battle with breast cancer. A Memorial Services will be held on Friday September 28th at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Lee officiating. A graveside memorial service will be held on October 20th at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth, MN at 2:00 p.m.

Maureen was born on August 1, 1945 in Duluth, MN to Patrick & Eugenia (LaFarge) Farley. She grew up in Duluth & Proctor, MN; graduating from Proctor High School in 1963.

In 1964 she married Charles Brown, 4 children were born of that union. Charlie was in the military, therefore the family was afforded the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and live overseas in Japan. In 1975 Maureen & Charlie divorced, and she moved with the children back to Duluth, MN.

In 1980 she moved to Fargo, ND and in 1982 she moved to Clifford, ND where in 1983 she married Alton Anderson. Following their divorce Maureen moved back to Duluth to be closer to her Mother and brother. In 1998 she moved back to the Fargo area to be closer to her children.

Maureen was known for her hard work, determination and dedication to her employers, often working two jobs at a time. She was proud to have drove semi, city bus, senior bus, cab, built docks, waitressed, led a city engineering crew, worked maintenance and janitorial services for the City of Fargo, the Fargo Mayor's Office, The Block 6 Apartment Complex, worked for the telephone company and wore so many hats in her lifetime. She instilled in her children and grandchildren anything was possible through hard work and determination, it was important to have good work ethic and take pride in a job well done. She retired in 2010 due to her breast cancer.

Despite having breast cancer she became a biker, walker and runner. She participated in an MS Bike event with Clay Walkers Charity Band Against MS, she walked and ran 5K's and even challenged herself to a half marathon. She greatly enjoyed supporting MS events and being SAG (Support Assistance & Gear) for Team Roadrash & other MS events. She enjoyed traveling and visiting family.

Family was important to Maureen, and she made it even more of a priority the last few years of her life. She wanted her children and grandchildren to know how much they were loved and appreciated. She enjoyed crossing things off her bucket list and lived each day to the fullest, right to her last day.

Maureen was preceded in death by her father, mother, 2 brothers Ronald & Patrick, Ex-Husband Charlie, granddaughter Pamela Lynn Paulson and beloved dog Violet.

She lovingly leaves behind her sons Lawrence (Becky) Brown Willmar, MN, & Randall (Kris) Brown Fargo, ND, daughters Michelle Christianson Fargo, ND & Sheri (Alan) Paulson Galesburg, ND, grandchildren Crystal (Tim) Edin Coon Rapids, MN, Misty Christianson West Fargo, ND, Brandon (Jen) Christianson West Fargo, ND, Sabrina Christianson Fargo, ND, Amanda Paulson Galesburg, ND, Sierra Brown Fargo, ND, Carson & Carlee Brown Willmar, MN , Ryan Bentley, Paige Bentley & Samuel Schumm Fargo, ND great-grandchildren, Brielle, Brayden & Bailey Edin Coon Rapids, MN, John & Kiera Christianson West Fargo, ND, & Jayden Fugere Fargo, ND, & special grandchildren Jade McMahon & Lily Schuster, & many nieces, nephews, cousins, beloved in-laws, & precious dog Akamura.

Despite divorce or breakups you were still considered family, therefore her love & friendships continued with so many of you!!! Blessed be the memory of Maureen "Mo" Jean Anderson.

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