Mary Susan Anway

January 9, 1951 - September 5, 2021

Mary Susan Anway, 70, a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 5, 2021, of complications from Parkinson’s Dementia. Suzie was born on January 9, 1951, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to loving parents Barbara Ann and Hartwell E. Anway.

Suzie was a woman of great kindness and many talents and loved living for most of her adult life in the Arizona desert with her artist husband, Jack. During the course of her rich and creative life, she was a recording artist, painter, sculptor, jewelry maker, blacksmith, and chef. In addition, she worked as an English Teacher and Ticket Agent for American Airlines. She was an expert at any cottage industry she tried, and she loved to weave and knit, and plant flowers in her Arizona garden, generously giving much of what she created or grew to others. Suzie loved nature and her beloved Saguaro National Forest, and she and her husband could often be found hiking there, or holding hands while watching the beautiful sunsets, roaming the canyons, admiring the landscape, or star-gazing.

Suzie is survived by her husband, Jack Andrews; step-daughters, Melissa Andrews and granddaughter Adrienne of Tucson, AZ, Becky Andrews and Katy Andrews of Mentor, Ohio; father and step-mother, Hart and Milly Anway of Clinton, New York; siblings, Kim Anway-Anastasia (Mark Helseth) of North Fort Myers, FL, Andrew Anway (Kate Hannapel) of Arlington, MA, Cathy Walgenbach (Jim) of Hendersonville, NC, and Rebecca Valenti (Brian) of Orchard Park, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Suzie was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Ann Anway; and her grandparents, Hart and Mary Anway, and Si and Marian Miller.

As Suzie wished, there will be no funeral. Donations in Suzie’s memory can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir, Ft. Myers, FL  33908 ( ) in appreciation of the excellent care she received during the last few weeks of her life.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jack Terrence Andrews Sep 7, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    She is, as so many say, pure love:

  2. Lee Johnson Sep 9, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. We music buffs well remember her during her time with The Magnetic Fields. May she rest in peace always.

  3. Jane Whittington, James Tinney, Mary Tinney Sep 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    We remember how exciting it was when the Anways came to town! We know you will miss your sister, and we are sending our sincere sympathy.

    We have sent a donation in Susan’s memory to the hospice which cared for her in her last days.

    Jane, James, Mary

  4. Sue Anne Noble Sep 10, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Some of my favorite memories are from Fremont when you all were there. I remember just being so happy to hear the laughter….so much laughter and joy being together.
    She will be missed by so many.

  5. Katie Andrews Sep 12, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Susan always made our camping trips so much fun. She always treated us like her own daughters and was the best step mother I could’ve asked for❤️💜 love you Susan, you will be missed!!

  6. Catherine Dodson Sep 13, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Jack, I am so sorry for your loss you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Catherine Dodson Sep 13, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Jack I am so sorry for your loss, you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Eugene Buckley Oct 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    My condolences to M.S. Anways family. RIP Suzie. Sincerely, E. A. Buckley

  9. John Bilos Oct 4, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Susan was my sister Kathy’s college roomate, and I knew her as well. Susan was a very nice woman. I was in the process of trying to locate Susan, to let her know my sister had passed away, when I came across her obituary. Coincidently, Kathy died the day before Susan at the age of 70. My condolences to you and your family.

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