Anne was raised and lived most of her life in Brigham City, Utah. She survived major liver surgery in 2018 only to succumb to her own devices.
Anne graduated from Box Elder High School, class of 1976 with honors. She graduated from Weber State College, class of 1979 with an Associate of Science degree in nursing and from the University of Utah class of 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Anne worked in the field of nursing and patient care from the time she was in high school. She started her career as an RN at Brigham City Community Hospital as the emergency room coordinator in the early ’80s, where she received the Dr. Frist Humanitarian Award in 1983. She ultimately excelled in the home care and hospice environment in Utah and Idaho.
She served on the Good Shepherd Catholic Community Parish Council for several years and enjoyed being a lector and eucharistic minister at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Brigham City and the Blessed Sacrament Church Catholic Church in Montpelier, Idaho.
After her husband’s retirement, Anne and David moved from Australia to Fish Haven, Idaho, to the dream cabin they designed together. She enjoyed travel to 64 countries, living on three continents (especially enjoyed Russia), drinking a beer on all seven continents and camping all over the Western states.
At Anne’s request, there will be no funeral viewing. Mass will be held in her honor at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Montpelier, Idaho, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3. Please no flowers; donate as Anne would, to the poor and aged wherever you are.