Maia Plesnor Andersen
May 25, 1961 - October 11, 2012
Maia passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11th at her home in Pacific Grove.
Maia was born in Monterey, graduated from Monterey High School, and briefly attended MPC before earning a B. A. in Recreation Management from San Diego State University.Ê She owned a successful fitness business in San Diego and later worked as a physical therapist assistant in Mechanicsburg, PA and again upon returning to Monterey in 2010.Ê Maia was the proud and devoted mother of her two sons, who were with her when she passed.
She had a life-long passion for fitness coaching, theater, and jazz music. Her beautiful singing voice was loved by her friends and family.ÊÊ
Maia is survived by her brother, Mike Andersen, her sons, Chris, 20 and Nick, 18, and their father, Lance Simmens.Ê
A celebration of her life will be held November 3rd with friends and family. For invitation requests and R.S.V.P.s contact. Memorial contributions may be made to www.lupusresearchinstitute.org
Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 28, 2012
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