Ann Marie Anderson, 67, died Jan. 19, 2014, at Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, following a long illness.
Services were held at noon Jan. 26, 2014, at the Seldovia Bible Church with Pastor Jonathan Hoard officiating. A potluck followed the service.
Ann was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Seldovia to Abe and Tania (Sorokovikoff) Wilson where she was raised. She married Andy Anderson on Feb. 11, 1967. She has been a lifelong resident of Seldovia except for a stint from 1974-1979 when she resided in Anchorage. The birth of her daughter, Donica Mae, on Dec. 23, 1968, and her grandson, Westin, on June 3, 1993, were cherished times in her life.
Ann was a member of the Seldovia Bible Church. She enjoyed beading, swimming and the girl’s card night playing Snertz.
“Ann was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and loyal friend, a person who cherished friendships and was eager to share with others. A beautiful person, both inside and out, which was only accented by her beautiful smile, she was loved, not only by her family, but by an entire community. Through her long illness she remained positive and tended to be concerned about those close to her even more than her own problems. She will never be forgotten and will forever live in our hearts,” her family said.
Ann is survived by her husband, Andy Anderson, of Seldovia; daughter and grandson, Donica Johnson and Westin Johnson of Mayville, Wash.; sisters, Gladys Yuth, Seldovia, Helen and her husband, Alfred Quijance, of Seldovia; and Kathy and her husband, Kevin Gottlieb, of Anchorage; nieces, Tina Yuth, Deborah Cameron and Priscilla Botero, all of Seldovia; nephews, Harold Yuth and Juan Botero, both of Seldovia, and Kenny Quijance of Spokane, Wash., and several other relatives from Alaska and Florida.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Tania Wilson, and brother, Kenneth Wilson.
Memorial donations can be made in Ann’s memory to Seldovia Bible Chapel, P.O. Box 256, Seldovia, AK 99663.
Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Alaska. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.alaskacremation.com.