Theresa Anderson, a retired downtown Hutzler's luncheonette worker, died of a hemorrhage Oct. 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 95.
Born Mary Theresa Jones in Baltimore and raised on Tessier Street in what is now Seton Hill, she attended Baltimore city public schools until the ninth grade, when she left school and assisted her mother and her younger siblings.
She then joined the old Hutzler Bros. department store on Howard Street and worked in its basement luncheonette for 38 years. She made sandwiches and salads. She retired many years ago and attended reunions of the department store's employees.
"My mother was a speed reader before the days of Evelyn Woods," said her son, James Nathan Jones of Catonsville. "Her father taught her to read when she was 5 years old. She read all the time."
Family members said she enjoyed singing and often prayed for family and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church, 2001 Division St., where she was a member and a lay reader.
In addition to her son, survivors include a sister, Loretta Pique of Stevensville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband of nearly 30 years, Walton Anderson, a state of Maryland employee, died in 1999.