August 29, 1929 – February 10, 2021
Anni D. Douville, 91, of Evans, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 10, 2021.
Anni was born in the small town of Forth, Germany on August 29, 1929 to Paulus and Anna Dollack. She was the second of 4 siblings, including Margarete, Hans and Josef. She was taken in and raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Margareta and Johann Baumann when her mother died in childbirth. Anni survived polio and the hardships of war-torn Germany during WW2. She and her Aunt fled Czechoslovakia at war’s end, just steps ahead of the Russian military. Arriving in Ansbach, she completed her primary education and then worked as a switchboard operator at the local US military base. It was around this time that she met a handsome American GI, Arthur H. Douville, whom she fell in love with and married in June 19, 1954. Pregnant with her first child, Anni arrived in the United States on Halloween 1954 and soon gave birth to her first child, Arthur on June 8, 1955. She then accompanied her husband to his next deployment in Naples, Italy, where Deborah was born on October 4, 1956. It was around this time that Anni also became a naturalized US citizen.
Life as a career military spouse meant packing up the kids and household every few years and moving to a new duty station. These included tours in Naples, Italy (1956); Laurel, Maryland (1958); Orleons, France (1960); Ft. Gordon, GA (1963); Grafenwoehr and Heidelberg, Germany (1966); and finally retiring in Augusta, GA in 1969. She and her husband eventually settled in Evans, GA where she lived happily until her recent passing.
Anni was an accomplished cook and avid gardener. She was involved with her children in the Cub Scout and Girl Scouts. In her later years, she found enjoyment watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and the Golf Channel.
Anni is predeceased by her parents and two siblings, Margarete and Hans; and by her loving husband, Arthur H. Douville. She is survived by her two children, Arthur H. Douville Jr. (wife Ruth) and Deborah (Douville) Greenhill; by two grandchildren, Jennifer L. Greenhill and Rebecca (Douville) Rosenthal; and one great-grandchild.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 12, 2021
I know you are with dad now and that makes me smile, but knowing I will not be able to speak with you again brings me true sadness. Thank you for making me the person I am.