Anna Mae Rowe
Jan. 2, 1932 - May 5, 2010
May 5, 2010, surrounded by her family, Anna Mae Rowe, age 78, long time resident of Prescott, died at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla. Born to Clarence Raymond Flint and Mildred Charlotte Bestrom, Jan. 2, 1932, in Colville, Wash. When she was young the family moved to Ukiah, Ore. where Anna Mae graduated from high school. She still has lifelong friends in that area. She was employed on a ranch and at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton on the O.B. ward.
June 4, 1955 she married Ora Wayne Rowe in Pendleton. They had started their family with the birth of their daughter, Beverly June on Dec. 21, 1956, followed by another daughter, Barbara Jean on July 26, 1958. The family always lived within the area of Pilot Rock, Ukiah, Adams, Pendleton and finally Prescott. Anna Mae was a homemaker and could put together a home wherever they moved in just a few hours and even though she didn't think she was a very good cook she really was and could make something out of nothing which she often had to do when money was tight. As far as she was concerned the world rotated around her loved ones. She loved her home and never wanted to be gone too long. For many years she enjoyed doing house cleaning for area people and made many lasting friendships. She kept care of her own yard and home up until she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Anna Mae is survived by her daughter, Bev and son-in-law Mike Orcutt of Walla Walla; six grandchildren, Tyrel and Scott Jackson of Bellingham, Anna Gray and husband Scott of Clarkston, Alan Orcutt and wife Kaitlin of Georgia, Andrew Orcutt of Walla Walla and Amanda Orcutt of Portland; three great-grandchildren, Zakary, Hunter and Taylor Gray; brothers, Charles and wife Shirley Flint of Medical Lake and Babe and wife JoAnn Flint of Pilot Rock; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime loyal companion, Corky, her beloved dog.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Barbara Jackson.
Special thanks for their care and compassion, the staff at Park Manor and Dr. Richard Felt.
Donations may be made through Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, to Blue Mountain Humane Society and Walla Walla Community Hospice.
There will be a celebration of life gathering at the home of Bev and Mike Orcutt in Walla Walla on Sunday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. for friends and family. Lunch will be served. Please bring stories and lawn chairs.