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Anna Ruth Francis-Jack "Ky ow ta nii"

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Anna Ruth Francis-Jack "Ky ow ta nii", 61, began her circle of life in the Nespelem, Wash., home of Terry Simon Francis Sr. and Dora Rose Owhi-Francis on February 3, 1954, and unexpectedly completed her circle from her Nespelem home on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015, leaving a great sadness in the hearts of all. Affectionately known as "Panda or Hon" to those who knew and loved her; Anna graduated college with a BA in General Studies from EWU and was working on her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. She was a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes – employed for 20+ years, the Nez Perce Longhouse and serving her people as "Peacemaker Administrator."

Predeceased by both of her parents: Terry Simon Francis Sr. and Dora Rose Owhi-Francis; Panda's legacy humbly lives on through her children: Jeremy Jack, Joe Jack and Miranda Jack; grandchildren: Lee Jack, Warren Jack, Rosalee Jack, Elissa Jack, Erika Jack and Kaelin Jack; sisters: Gloria "Glo" Simpson, Arlene "Stub" Owhi and Mikki Owhi, and brothers: Terry Francis Jr. Gary Francis, Clifford Williams, Robin Monnin Louie, Leland "Toot" Williams, and Lawrence "Butch" Williams Jr .; numerous nephews and nieces; and her numerous families of choice – Peacemakers, Nez Perce Longhouse, Basketweavers, Domestic Violence committee, Sweathouse, etc.

Anna's 2 p.m. dressing, Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, at Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Wash., was followed by a wake beginning that evening at 7 p.m., in the Nespelem Community Center, Nespelem. She returned to Mother Earth at sunrise in Nespelem's Owhi Cemetery, Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015.

Please sign Panda's on-line register book at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, is honored to serve her family.

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