Ann was born March 15, 1942 and died on March 16, 2020 at the age of 78 and one day. She insisted she was not going to pass on her birthday and was proved right.
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She was born in Newcastle, England, the first child of Thomas and Margarita Gannie. Ann was the eldest of eleven siblings and was a major part in her bothers and sisters upbringing.
She was married to James Wilkinson in 1963 and had two children, first Linda Ann Wilkinson and then John James Wilkinson.
She worked as a manager for the Prestos supermarket chain for many years and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1979.
James and Ann emigrated to the USA in august 1991 following Linda to Parowan.
James passed away in 1993 leaving Ann a young widow.
In the USA Ann studied for and passed her CNA qualification and worked 10 years. A profession which suited her loving, caring personality.
She married Evan B Anderson in 2003 Who brought 6 grownup children, 14 Grandchildren and 6 Great grandchildren to the family.
Ann was a truly wonderful person, with a big heart and the most beautiful smile, everybody loved her and loved being around her, all the family feel so blessed to have had her in their lives & although it is such a comfort to know she is no longer in pain, we will miss her sweet spirit, her fun sense of humor, her unconditional love and the light she brought into this world, we all have such wonderful memories of her which we will treasure forever.
No words can truly express how much she means to all that knew her and how greatly she will be missed.
Ann is survived by her son and daughter in law, John and Jan Wilkinson and her daughter and Son in law Linda and David Orton, three sisters and 2 brothers . 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Stepchildren and step grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her Father and mother, husband James Wilkinson, husband Evan Anderson and 5 brothers.
The family would like to thank Dr Melling , nurses and aides at Cedar City Hospital for all of their support and caring during Ann's stay .
Because of the present health crisis in the United States ( and the world) there will be no viewing or funeral, Burial will be held privately on March 23, 2020.
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