Maryanne Anthony | Obituary

April 27, 1918 – April 23, 2024

Maryanne Krsak Anthony passed away peacefully on the morning of April 23rd at her beloved home in Snoqualmie, just short of her 106th birthday. She was a wonderful blessing to all – her joy and zest for life was truly infectious.

She was born to Joseph and Elena Krsak on their farm near Tyler Washington on April 27, 1918. She completed eight years of schooling in the small Tyler school and then went to live in Spokane, attending and graduating from Marycliff High School. She then studied accounting and worked in that field after moving to Seattle. On June 17th 1944 she married John Anthony and had three children. Family became the center of her life — She was a wonderful loving wife and mother. In 1956, they moved to a farm in Snoqualmie where she continued to live until her death.

Maryanne loved to host family events and celebrations – everyone was always invited. She enjoyed socializing and telling stories; playing musical instruments and singing. Maryanne was hard working and fun loving. She enjoyed traveling but her true love was the cabin she and John built above Ellensburg. Faith was always a guiding force in her life. She attended daily mass for most of her life and was very active in the Catholic church.

She is survived (and will be greatly missed) by her daughters Maryanne Halverson and Jonnet Anthony; her sons in laws Warren Halverson and Jim Jordan; five grand daughters; and fourteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and six siblings Joe Krsak; Henry Krsak; Leona Young; Nicky McVeigh; George Krsak and Ellen Johnson she was preceded in death by John, her husband of nearly 60 years; their daughter Patricia Anthony Jordan and her son in law Gary Nesvig.

A Rosary will be said in her honor at 6:00 pm on May 13th, at Flintoft Funeral Home in Issaquah. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday May 14th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Snoqualmie. Maryanne’s final resting place will be beside John Anthony at Holy Cross Cemetary in Ellensburg.