Ann Marie AshAnn Marie Ash 74, of Tucson, AZ passed away Thursday, February 17, 2010.
Ann Marie Ash
Ann Marie Ash 74, of Tucson, AZ passed away Thursday, February 17, 2010.
Ann was born October 12, 1935 in Oslo, MN. She is survived by her husband Leo of 55 years; five children, Bradley, Fort Worth TX; Suzette (David) Christensen, Coon Rapids, MN; Bruce, (Maggie) Obelisk, PA; Kent (LeAnn), Keller, TX and Kim (Robin) Anderson, Pine River, MN; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother Jerome Botko, Pequot Lakes, MN; and a sister Sharon Kays, Mesa, AZ.
Ann loved to read, play bingo and was creative with her arts and crafts. Many of us cherish the afghans she knitted and the handmade ceramics she created. Ann was a great cook and her homemade buns and Swedish T-Rings will be missed.
She will be remembered for always sending anniversary and birthday cards to family and friends each and every year.
Ann had an adventurous spirit as she loved to travel and was always up for a new experience such as tubing, water slides or canoeing even shortly after open heart surgery.
Ann was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Clara Botko, brother Jerald Botko and grandson Brian Christensen. She will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services were held at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ on Feb. 23.
A memorial service will be held at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Tabor, MN on March 27 at 1 pm.