Teacher & Homemaker
Dorothy Farwell Anderson, 81, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and retired teacher died unexpectedly of a heart attack March 2 at her home in Rockville.
Dorothy was born in Washington DC. She lived in both Washington DC and Tacoma Park, MD. After high school she attended George Washington University where she was an active member of Sigma Kappa and graduated
with high honors.
Following college, she married Alton DeWitt Anderson, also a graduate of GWU. They started their family in Washington, where both Thomas and
Robert were born. Later the family moved to Illinois, living in Skokie and Northbrook where Janet was born. Dorothy participated in school activities, PTA, Boy Scouts as an area den mother and did volunteer work
for the disadvantaged. As the family grew, Dorothy began teaching high school.
In the late-1960's the Anderson family returned to Maryland where Dorothy continued her teaching career with the Montgomery County and Prince Georges County schools until retiring in 1985. She was a reading specialist and an active reading tutor. She worked toward a Masters of Education at University of Maryland completing all, except the orals.
In retirement, she was active on the golf course and in the bridge club. She celebrated 51 years of marriage before Mr. Anderson passed away in 1994. She remained active, living independently in the family home
until her death.
Survivors include her two children, Thomas DeWitt Anderson of Dickerson,
MD and Janet Anderson Gregory of Union City, CA; two siblings, brother Robert Farwell of Martha's Vineyard, MA and sister Florence Broaddus of Cocoa, FL; and four grandchildren, Nathan, Emily, Kenneth and Matthew. A son, navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert A. Anderson died in 1988.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of oneā(TM)s choice.
Read Dorothy Anderson's Obituary and Guestbook on pumphreyfuneralhome.com.