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Beverly Patricia AndersonPatricia (Pat) Anderson, born Beverly Patricia Dewey, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the afternoon of August 3, 2021, in Kalamazoo, MI. She was 93 years old. Pat was born in Sparta, Michigan on June 4th, 1928 to Harold and Florence Dewey. She grew up with one brother, Garth, and one sister, Rosemary. She met her husband of 70 years while attending Western Michigan University. Pat and Jim raised three children, Leif, Karli, and Tod, all born in Michigan. Pat and Jim made friends wherever they lived, from Okemos, Michigan to Thousand Oaks, California, and back to Big Rapids, Caro, Romeo, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Pat taught music and voice to many devoted students, she was almost always humming a tune, even in her later years. Pat enjoyed cooking and always had a tin of homemade cookies on hand to share with anyone who dropped by. She also enjoyed sewing and took pride in her stitching, from detailed tailoring to mending. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, James Davis Anderson in September 2020. They were preceded by their sons, Leif Erik in 1994 and Tod Davis in 2012. She is survived by their daughter Karli Anderson and her daughter Lily Anderson, their daughter-in-law, Tamera (Glatz) Anderson, and her children Davis and Mia. Pat is also survived by her brother Garth Dewey and his children and grandchildren. Due to COVID-19 and their widespread family and friends, a virtual memorial is being coordinated for both Patricia and James by their granddaughter, Lily Anderson. Details will be sent to family and friends soon. While visiting Beverly's tribute page please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Anderson family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. 269-679-5622.
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