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Jeannette Rae Anderson, 68, passed away on September 15, 2017 at her home in Monument, Colorado surrounded by friends and family. Jeannette was born October 12, 1948 in Billings, Montana to Esther and Raymond Martin.

Jeannette was raised on a farm in Acton, Montana. She graduated from Billings Central Catholic High School. Jeannette was married on December 5, 1970 in Ryegate, Montana to John Douglas Anderson. She lived and worked in and around Billings, where she raised her family, and began her career in life insurance. In 1986, her family moved to the Colorado Springs area. She found work with New England Life and lived in Woodland Park, Colorado for many years. Eventually she went on to become Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Financial Partners Investment Firm and moved to Colorado Springs.

Jeannette was very dedicated to her work. Her career was marked with many top awards and recognition in her field. The only things more important to her were her friends, family, and faith. Her home and heart were always open. She loved to cook, host events, and enjoyed helping others. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Jeannette is survived by her husband, John; three sons: Robert, David, and Keith; granddaughter, Samantha; siblings, Joyce Stoppel and Jack Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Raymond Martin; and sister, Joann Hudson.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson Street, Monument, Colorado 80132. A reception in her honor will be held following the service at 41 Seagull Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory can be made directly to the research team that helped her: Lung Cancer Metastasis and Angiogenesis Research of Dr. Robert Doebele at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, allocation code 0222160, https://giving.cu.edu/fund/lung-cancer-metastasis-and-angiogenesis-research.

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