Alaska resident Ann Marie Weiss died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, of natural causes at Harbor Lights House Assisted Living, in Soldotna. She was 83.
Services will be held at a later date in Yakima, Wash.
Mrs. Weiss was born April 10, 1927, to Harry and Elizabeth (Cain) Den Beste, in Yakima. She completed an Associate's Degree and retired from the Registration Office at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Mrs. Weiss was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Yakima. She also served as an auxiliary to the VFW Post #379 and enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
The family wrote: "Ann loved God foremost, followed by her family and friends. She formed a very deep bond the last years of her life with the caring people at Harbor Lights House Assisted Living Home."
Mrs. Weiss is survived by her sister, Esther (Den Beste) Novak, of Yakima.; daughter and son-in-law, Geoann (Wood) and Ken Reichert, of Sterling; son and daughter-in-law, Donald H. and Wilma Wood, of Eureka, Mont; son and daughter-in-law, David F. and Julie Wood, of Carnation, Wash.; daughter, Ellen E. (Fleming) Benbow, of Bothell, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Paula K.L. (Fleming) and Andrew Fox; grandchildren and spouses, Dustin Wood, Heather Dean, Holly Dean Langley, Heidi (Jesse) Fader, Harmony Wood, Danny Wood, Si Reichert, Kelly (Katie) Reichert, Emily Benbow, and Haley Fox; great grandchildren, Ally, Erin, Daken Jr., Dustin Spencer, Dakota, Elora, Corbin, and Evelyn; and a nephew, John Tull (Holly) of Yakima.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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