Therese Marie "Tracy" Anderson Wayson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016. A gentle soul with a kind heart and giving spirit, Tracy was surrounded by her family: husband, Kent; daughter, Kaitlin; son, Eamonn; mother, Jane Mullaney Anderson; and brothers Fr. Jordan (Steve); William; and Gerald Anderson Jr. Tracy was preceded in death by her beloved father, Gerald Anderson. Tracy will also be fondly remembered by father-in-law, Billy Wayson; mother-in-law, Gail Funke; aunts; uncles; cousins; and countless friends and colleagues. In recent years, Tracy has delighted in doting on her beloved nephews, Chet, Sam, Owen, David, and Felix. Friends may gather on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at ST. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1747 N. 54th St. Milwaukee, from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, Tracy's family requests memorials to the Tracy Anderson Wayson Scholarship Endowment Fund at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.
Tracy made a such a positive difference in the lives of so many. We will miss her spirit and that special sparkle in her eye. Jane, Kent, Kaitlyn, Eamonn, and the entire Anderson and Wayson clans, we are thinking of you. Jennifer & Brynn
Tracy was a person that always made time to talk to you. She always asked how my family was doing, she was genuine person. I will miss running into her and catching up as our paths always seemed to cross. Our families thoughts and prayers are with the Wayson family.
Our community has lost a great leader and champion for empowering the lives of women and girls. I am especially saddened that the Waukesha Women and Girls fund trustees and our entire network of caring and giving women were not able to have a longer time to learn and grow from Tracy's influence. Rest in peace!
May her dear soul rest in peace! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May all the many happy memories of Tracy's life be a source of consolation and peace. Know that God is closest to us in our times of greatest need!
Such a shock to hear this sad news. Tracy was such an important part of DSHA and such an advocate for girls and women for so many years, and my heart and prayers go out to the whole family, especially Kaitlin.
I was saddened to see the passing of a wonderful person. I hold fond memories of Tracy and her great smile and as stated her kind heart. Whenever I saw her at Pius, she held such joy. My heart goes out to you as you deal with the passing of your wife, mother, daughter and sister. It is the faith we hold that summons us to believe that Tracy's "life is simply changed not ended." I hope that give you some solace. I hold you all in prayer.
Having just returned from travel, I was sad to learn of Tracy's passing and to have missed the celebration of her life last weekend. I knew Tracy from many different community engagements and she ALWAYS had a smile for everyone and her energetic personality helped brighten many lives, including mine. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends as you adjust to this sad event...
Sympathy and courage for your family,
Barbara Armstrong, Milwaukee, WI