Slain Park Ranger to Be Laid to Rest Tuesday in WA
Westfield High School graduate Margaret Kritsch Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
Former Westfield resident Margaret Kritsch Anderson, 34, who was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 1 in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, will be laid to rest Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Tacoma, Wash.
A 1995 Westfield High School graduate who went on to pursue her dream of becoming a park ranger, Anderson was shot while on duty New Year's Day during what began as a routine traffic stop.
The park ranger, remembered for her love of art, marching band and the outdoors, was living in Mount Rainier with her husband Eric and their young children. Anderson met her husband when the two worked together as park rangers at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah nearly a decade ago. They married in 2005 and had two daughters, Anna, 3, and Katie, 1.
In lieu of flowers, Eric Anderson has asked that donations be made to:
In Care of Margaret Anderson
101 Center St. W.
Eatonville, WA 98328