Where is MaryAnne Harvey? ....

This, as most of you know, is a picture of MaryAnne Harvey with her two dogs Baylor (a Bouvier rescue) and Jimminy (a Portugese Water Dog). Because so many of you have inquired as to how MaryAnne has been doing we have decided to let you see for yourself. MaryAnne is not only our mentor, but also one of our very dearest friends. MaryAnne Harvey is the true synonym for Bouvier Rescue. Without her, there would not be a Bouvier Rescue in Michigan. She has devoted most of her life to rescueing, adopting and finding forever homes for Bouviers. It is no wonder that almost everyone that we have ever spoken to with regard to Bouvier Rescue has inquired as to how MaryAnne was doing. Therefore, we felt this was the perfect time to give everyone the opportunity to see and hear for themselves how she is doing - which is quite well. MaryAnne has finally retired and is devoting her spare time to her two main loves: art and her dogs. We are honored to know this great lady and privileged to be afforded the opportunity of her experience and expertise. MaryAnne is the reason that we are in Bouvier Rescue - without her we would not have even attempted to follow in her footsteps. She has saved many dogs lives and has given true meaning to the lives of a lot of people that have found everlasting, love, devotion and companionship by adopting one of her rescued Bouviers.
MaryAnne this is our own special way of thanking you - for everyone that has inquired - for the many years and tears you have devoted to help save this very noble breed, the Bouviers des Flandres.

Maryanne Worden Harvey

Mother, Teacher, Artist, Shop Keeper, Humanitarian

9/26/23 - 1/3/10

Born in South Bend, Indiana September 26, 1923 the daughter of John and Sadie Worden. She was preceded in death by her two brothers James and Jack.

Maryanne was an accomplished sculptor. Her art education included attending Indiana University, The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and The Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. She was a graduate of George Washington University.

Maryanne was an elementary School teacher in Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and South Bend early in her adult life. She subsequently founded and was proprietor for 30 years of Harvey's Compleat Traveler, a Grosse Pte. Michigan based purveyor of fine luggage and leather goods.

Recently, Maryanne lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her two dogs, pursued her art at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and volunteered with the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

Throughout her life she was a regular contributor to the editorial pages of the Grosse Pointe News, The Detroit News and The Kalamazoo Gazette, writing frequently concerning animal rights and other issues pertaining to the humane treatment of both people and animals.

Maryanne was co-founder and served as president of the Michigan Bouvier Rescue for 11 years; during her tenure this organization rescued over 750 dogs from mistreatment or abandonment.

Maryanne is survived by her sons Matthew Farner of Hastings Michigan, and Peter Farner, his wife Betsy, and their children Peter, James, Annie, and Mary, all of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

She requested no memorial service, preferring that those interested in remembering her make a donation to FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) www.foodanimalconcerns.org or Kalamazoo Gospel Mission www.kzoogospel.org.

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