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In Memoriam

Class of 1980 (Pediatric Dentistry)


Dr. Marc AndersonDr. Marc William Anderson passed away on Nov. 24, 2016. He was 73.

Dr. Anderson was born on Feb. 3, 1943 in Rockford, Ill. He and his five siblings were raised in a family steeped in the traditions of their Swedish heritage. They all helped run the family grocery store, Howie’s Royal Blue. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. and the University of Illinois Dental School in Chicago. While in Chicago he met his future wife, Mary Christensen. After graduation he accepted a hospital dentistry internship at the University of Washington and served as Chief of Hospital Dentistry at the UW, where he taught residents.

After receiving his pediatric dentistry certification, he went on to become Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital, providing care for children with complex health challenges. He spent the final years of his career in private practice in Bothell and Seattle, Wash.

He was very proud of his sons, Christian Eric and Scott Colin. His quiet Swedish manner may have masked his abounding love for them, but he would want it stated clearly how important they were in his life. He loved to take them fishing and boating and, most of all, spend time with them at Priest Lake in Idaho.

Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Debbie; son Scott; brothers David, Paul and Noel; sister Kathy; very special childhood friends Dale and Jan Engberg; and dear friends Mary Anderson, Dennis Egerton and Carla Grau-Egerton. (Legacy)