Anna peacefully passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Anna was predeceased by husband, Frank Loewen in 1973, and her son, Earl in 2006. She leaves to mourn her passing her children Paul, Norma, Howard and Edna, sixteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Anna was born in Fairview, Oklahoma on November 18, 1924, the fourth daughter of Abraham and Lydia Siemens. The family immigrated to Canada in 1928 and settled near Stavely AB. Anna married Frank Loewen in 1945, and they raised five children on their farm at Coaldale, AB. In 1976, Anna married Charles Close, and together they operated the Lucky Dollar Food Store in Breton, where she later worked as a librarian for eight years. In 2005, Anna took up residence at the Manor Village in Calgary where she formed many special friendships.
Anna enjoyed traveling throughout Alberta the NWT and the United States. She loved to read (particularly biographies), crocheting, knitting, jigsaw puzzles and political TV. She was very involved in arts and crafts over the years and volunteered much of her time on various boards.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Coaldale Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Unit 81 of the Foothills Medical Centre.
In living memory of Anna Close, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, AB Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences