Ann Drew Elliot
December 31, 1924 – March 19, 2018
Ann Drew Elliot (93) Monday Morning, March 19, 2018, Ann left Wilbur, Washington to meet her Lord Jesus face to face. She was born Wednesday, December 31, 1924 in Billings, Montana to the home of James B. & Harriet Elliot. Her best memories are of the ranch where she grew up - Willow Creek outside of Lavina- where her family ran sheep and cattle. There she became an avid horsewoman. Ann attended the University of Montana and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She raised her family in Billings where she was employed as a bookkeeper for “Mountain States Auto Parts” and for “Yellowstone County”, before assuming the same vocation with “Missoula County” in Missoula, Montana. Ann next moved north to Shelby, Montana where she worked in retail and real estate and finally as a “Caregiver”. A talented musician who loved music, Ann brought enjoyment to her Shelby, Montana neighbors as a member of the “Town & Country Players” and as organist at the “First Baptist Church.” She and Heidi, her Morgan, spent many hours riding the prairies of Northern Montana. Upon moving to Grand Coulee, Washington in 2008, Ann became an active member of the Grand Coulee Community Church’s Women’s Group and enjoyed spending time at the Grand Coulee Senior Center. Ann loved going to the rodeo and was longtime member of the Humane Society, she loved all animals, enjoyed feeding the deer which frequented her property and adored her various dogs – especially “Bear” her black, three pound Pomeranian. Predeceased by both of her parents, husband Virgil Jackson, son Ronald Hoyem, sister Jean MacDonald and brother Jim Elliot. Ann is survived by her daughter: Elizabeth Poplawski (Tom); niece: Jamie Phelan and nephews: Andrew Elliot, Jimmy Elliot and Rick MacDonald and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Ann’s life will take place at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Ave., Grand Coulee, WA 99133. Her family requests that donations be made in Ann’s name to – Grand Coulee Dam Seniors, PO Box 636, Grand Coulee, WA 99133. Please sign her online register at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be serving Ann’s family.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, April 7, 2018
Ann Drew Elliot
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April 11, 2018
It was such an honor to know Ann in the last year of her life. What a precious lady with an amazing daughter, Elizabeth. Even in her last week, I was able to see her light up with her amazing smile. Blessings on all who are missing her...until we meet again Ann! Sandy
April 5, 2018
Betty, we just wanted to let you know we were sorry to hear of your dear mom's passing. She was such a character and we enjoyed getting to know her while she was here in Shelby. We send our loving thoughts & prayers to all who loved her
Jeanne & Pat McDonough
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
"Ann, Freshman at U of M"