Maureen Justine Keily Anderson
March 2, 1928 – June 30, 2014
Cremation has taken and no services are planned for Maureen Kelly Anderson of Thermopolis. Maureen, 86, died June 30 in Thermopolis.
She was born March 2, 1928, in Anaconda, Mont., the daughter of William S. and Catherine Deeney Keily. She and her sister Anna Marie were raised in Anaconda, where she was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Maureen graduated from Anaconda High School in 1946. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman and earned her degree in advanced cosmetology in 1949. She worked as a beautician until she married Douglas Anderson, March 3, 1953, at Holy Rosary Church in Bozeman.
While Douglas was managing airports the couple lived in Townsend and Belgrade, Mont. When Douglas started crop- spraying Maureen was his “flagger” in the fields. They moved to Greybull where Douglas flew for Hawkins and Powers and later moved to Basin.
For the past seven years Maureen resided at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation Center.
She enjoyed painting, golfing, fishing and camping with friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas in 1999, her parents, and her sister Anna.
She is survived by Anna’s children, Douglas’s sister, Harriett Drake in Billings, Mont., and Douglas’s brother, Bruce Anderson in Oregon.
Burial of cremains was at Terrace Gardens in Billings.