December 11, 1928 ~ August 17, 2010
Ann Wannamaker passed away at her home on August 17, 2010, following her beloved husband, Clayton, who passed away May 16, 2010. She was born Ann Elizabeth Doggett in Richmond, Virginia on Dec. 11, 1928. Ann met Clayton, while he was stationed in Virginia during WWII. Much of their courtship was through the mail while he served his country and she attended Mary Washington College. They married in 1949 and Ann moved with Clayton across the country to California. She was a devoted wife and mother to her two children, supporting her husband and children by volunteering in the community for the boy scouts and the local schools. She worked as an executive secretary for Great Lakes Properties until her retirement. Most of all, Ann adored her two grandchildren, and was always ready to read a book, babysit or play with them.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) and granddaughter, Annelise; and her son, Douglas (Kandis) and grandson, Joshua. A memorial service will be held on Sunday Aug. 29th at 2pm at St Peter's By the Sea, 6410 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Ann loved the desert, especially her property in Twentynine Palms. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, P.O. Box 1926, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.
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