August 9, 2007 at 7:13 a.m.
Ann battled cancer with the same selflessness, resolve and quiet dignity that defined her life. To her family and countless friends whom she loved and adored, Ann was grounded, quick-witted, modest, vibrant, and fun-loving. Above all, Ann was authentic and accessible. She was a loyal, constant and steady presence to all of those whom she touched. She made everyone feel special.
Ann was always willing to raise her hands to help others. Even while battling her disease, she donated time to the First Presbyterian Church of Sun City, the Boswell Hospital and to the Arizona Supreme Court on issues related to child protection. She loved playing the piano, line dancing, her Red Hat Club, bowling league, reading, and working crossword puzzles. She most especially loved her time with those closest to her.
Born in Wilmer, MN, Ann's journey also brought her to Montana, California and Arizona. With a Bachelor's degree in Education (Macalester College) and Masters of Social Work (Eastern Washington University), Ann's life was dedicated to the service of others as a teacher, and as a social worker for the Child Protective Services for the State of Montana for 20 years. Ann also owned an antiques business in Kalispell, MT and Lindstrom, MN. In her spare time, she was a correspondent for the Chisago County Press.
Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Bill Trumbull and Dorthy Spindler Trumbull.
Ann is survived by her husband, Ken Anderson (Sun City, AZ), and brothers: Tom Trumbull (Bigfork, MT) and Mike Trumbull (Las Cruces, NM). Her eight sons include: Dan Welch (Oak Grove, MN), Michael Welch (Forest Lake, MN), Scott Anderson (Minneapolis), Todd Anderson (Rosemount, MN), Jeff Anderson (Whitefish, MT), Greg Anderson (Lousiville, OH), Paul Anderson (Seattle, WA) and Terry Anderson (Olympia, WA).
Granny Annie is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Alison Welch, Brian Welch, Shane Anderson, Kayla Bulera, Kellie Welch, Emma Anderson, Towner Anderson, Aspen Anderson, Megan Anderson, and Annika Anderson. Nieces and nephews include Anne Trumbull (Highlands Ranch, CO), Nancy Trumbull (Spokane, WA) and Monte Trumbull (Evansville, WY).
Ann was exceptional. She was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.
Services will be Friday, August 17, 11 a.m., at Elim Lutheran Church, in Scandia.