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Ann Drew Elliot

 

Ann Drew Elliot, 93, on Monday morning, March 19, 2018, 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. and 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 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 a long-time 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 a.m., 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 http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be serving Ann's family.

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