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Magdalena Solveig Anderson, known affectionately as Maggie, was born August 3, 1999, in Evanston, IL. She passed away November 8, 2023, in Annapolis, MD. Vibrant and vivacious, Maggie led a fruitful and adventurous life, characterized by love, courage, and a profound commitment to exploring new experiences.
She is survived by her proud parents, Larry Anderson and Patty Rasmussen, and her loving siblings: Lars, Roland, Ulrika, and Filippa. As a loving cousin to 36 first cousins, Maggie cultivated deep familial bonds which reflected her warmth and loving nature. Her loss is also mourned by Avic Garcelon, her beloved petit ami, with whom she shared her love for adventure. He will forever cherish their shared moments filled with joy and camaraderie.
Maggie's educational journey was as diverse and dynamic as her character. She began her schooling at the esteemed Lycee Francais de Chicago, where she spent her formative years from the tender age of four until her graduation from high school. Subsequently, she earned her degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, leaving a profound impact on the institution with her exuberance and meticulous academic prowess. Her dream was to further deepen her academic exploration with a law degree, a testament to her commitment to intellectual growth and Social Justice.
Her love for travel and exploration was another emblematic trait of her colorful personality. She journeyed frequently and widely to France, fascinated by its culture, history, and the allure of its language, which she spoke fluently. Her adventurous spirit led her to visit Ireland, England, and Scandinavia, absorbing their rich traditions and contributing to her holistic world view. Her scholarly endeavors also took her to Mexico, Abu Dhabi and China (for a full semester) during her high school years, adding to her global understanding and fostering a deep appreciation for cultural diversity.
Considered by all as loving, adventurous, and courageous, Maggie's life was a beacon of resilience and determination. She was an individual who embraced the world and the myriad opportunities it offered with both arms. Her loss is deeply mourned, but her memory remains indomitable, a testament to the remarkable young woman she was, and the profound impact she left on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.
With her loss, the world has lost a bright, adventurous spirit, and a courageous soul. As we remember Magdalena Solveig 'Maggie' Anderson, let us strive to embrace life as vivaciously as she did — full of love, courage, and a profound sense of adventure.
Lycee Francais de Chicago
1929 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago IL 60640