** Video Tribute Can Be Viewed Below ** Mary Anne Hendrickson, age 79 of Belle Fourche, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at her home in Belle Fourche. A celebration of her life will take place 10am Friday, January 13th, 2017 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery. Mary Anne Maruska was born August 4, 1937 in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emelia (Hegg) Maruska. Mary Anne grew up in Bothell, Washington, near Seattle. She was a graduate of Bothell High School. Shortly before the Korean War, Mary Anne met her future husband, Norman Hendrickson. After he finished his time serving in the U.S. Army, Mary Anne and Norman were united in marriage in Belle Fourche. To this union five children were born: Keith, Norman, Douglas, Kim, and Kathy. Following their marriage, Mary Anne and Norman lived in the Arpan and Colony areas, before settling in Alzada in 1969. In 1991, the couple moved to Gillette Wyoming. Norman died suddenly in 1995 and since that time, Mary Anne has lived in Belle Fourche. Mary Anne cooked in several area cafés. Her children enjoyed the benefits of having a mom who cooked well – especially her fudge and fried chicken. She was a talented pianist and taught piano lessons to many for several years. She was an avid reader and she enjoyed games, and staying up late at night. She crocheted many items throughout her lifetime and she loved flowers of many kinds. She grew a garden in her younger years, canned, and served as a 4-H leader for many years. Mary Anne’s house was always open and food was always ready to be served. Many children knew this, as she took in several children and cared for them. Her home was a popular place to be. Mary is survived by her children, Keith (Ronda) Hendrickson of Alzada MT, Norm (Rita) Hendrickson of Alzada MT, Doug (Traci) Hendrickson of Alzada MT, Kim Olind of Alzada MT, and Kathy (Bob) Butcher of Georgia. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Norman E. Hendrickson.