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Husband of Margaret Anderson releases thank you; moment of blessing set for March 3

Eric Anderson, the husband of Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Day, today issued a thank you note.

The note, to all those who have supported and continue to support him and his family, was posted on a National Park Service website. The Andersons have two young daughters.

Anderson, also a law enforcement ranger at the park, said:

“On behalf of myself and my family I want to express my sincere appreciation for the love and support I received from the extended National Park Family after the tragic loss

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Margaret Anderson memorial: Public mourns


Earlier I wrote about how the weather always seems to reflect the mood of the day. Well, I can’t imagine a better end to the ceremony than to walk out of the church and see Mount Rainier glistening in bright sunshine. The mountain looked just stunning.


Anna Shuck made the trip from Port Orchard to Rainer View Christian Church to show support for Anderson, her family and coworkers. She was accompanied by her 4-year-old daughter Alyssa.

“There’s not much we can do but show our support by being here,” Shuck said in explaining why

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Margaret Anderson memorial: Follow our coverage here

We just want to let readers know that we will have reporters and photographers at numerous locations as today’s memorial for slain ranger Margaret Anderson unfolds.

Outdoors writer Craig Hill will be at Olson Auditorium, while I will be at Rainier View Christian Church. We’ll have colleagues along the procession route as well.

Craig and I will be posting updates to this blog as we can.


Margaret Anderson memorial: Interior secretary, National Park Service director among speakers

Click here to go to our coverage of the speakers at today’s memorial for Margaret Anderson.


The public service to honor the life of Mount Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Auditorium at Pacific Lutheran University.

Among the people scheduled to speak are Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis (he is a former Mount Rainier superintendent), Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King, two of Anderson’s ranger co-workers and three ministers. Gov. Chris Gregoire also is

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Margaret Anderson: Mount Rainier National Park reopens

Mount Rainier National Park reopened this morning afte rbeing shut down since law enforcement ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed New Year’s Day.

The entrance gates opened at 8 a.m. and the gate to Paradise opened about 9:30 a.m. Tire chains or four-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive are required on the road from Longmire to Paradise.

Temperatures were in the mid 20s this morning at Paradise, and some snow had fallen over night.

Webcams showed the parking lot was filling up slowly, but there didn’t seem to be a large crowd as of 10:30 a.m.

Perhaps keeping the number of

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Margaret Anderson: National Park Foundation creates fund for family

The National Park Foundation has announced it has established a memorial fund in honor of Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty at Mount Rainier National Park.

The fund is being established to benefit Anderson’s two daughters, ages 3 and 1. Her husband, Eric, also is a ranger at Mount Rainier.

You can find the donation page by clicking here.


Margaret Anderson: Park sets two locations for memorials

People who want to leave a remembrances for law enforcement ranger Margaret Anderson can do so at two locations when Mount Rainier National Park reopens Saturday.

People can leave items at a memorial being set up on the porch of the Wilderness Information Center at Longmire or inside the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise. At the visitor center there also be a notebook in which people may write messages and leave remembrances.

Park officials are asking visitors not to leave items at the Nisqually entrance for safety and traffic flow reasons.

The park is scheduled to reopen

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Margaret Anderson: State buildings to fly flags at half-staff

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags at state buildings fly at half-staff Tuesday in memory Margaret Anderson, the law enforcement ranger shot to death Sunday at Mount Rainier National Park.

The public memorial service for Anderson is set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Details of the event have not yet been released.

The 34-year-old mother of two was married to another Mount Rainier law enforcement park ranger and lived at Eatonville.