Anna May France
November 11, 1938 ~ September 6, 2013
Anna May France, 74, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2013, at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, WA. She was born November 11, 1938, in Pueblo County, Colorado, to Willis “Bill” and Mary Naomi Devault. Surviving her are two of her brothers, Mark and Matt Olson of Colorado; all three of her sons: Philip D. and Joseph M. France, both of Buckley, WA and John H. France of Spokane, WA; and six of her grandchildren: Dennis and Daniel of Spokane, Ben and Brian of Buckley, and Cassidy and Dustin of Buckley.
Anna May grew up in Karval, CO with her three younger brothers on a farm, where they hauled cattle. She graduated high school in 1956, and moved to Colorado Springs in hopes to further her education. That same year, she enrolled in the Blair Business College and graduated less than a year later with a Secretarial Diploma on March 21, 1957. On October 5 of 1957, she was married to Thomas John France. In 1958, they moved to Moscow, ID, where all three of their children were born. In 1970, Anna moved to Wenatchee. She then started a career in banking at Columbia Federal Bank working in the retirement department. After many years in banking, she went to work for the State of Washington, where she worked as a support enforcement officer until 2003, when she decided to retire. After retirement, she traveled all around the United States and Canada and even made it to the Arctic Circle. Anna was always a free spirit and made many friends along the way.
Memorial Services will be held at the Wenatchee Red Lion Hotel on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the Wenatchee Room.