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In 2003 Annette became the News Director for MSU. She liked her job and had immense respect for her fellow staff members and colleagues. In turn, she was a beloved supervisor and manager admired by fellow employees as well as journalists throughout the state who respected her professionalism and judgment.
Like many young women, Annette felt her greatest accomplishment in life was being a mother. She always managed to carve out time for her children and maintain that delicate balance between a home life and a professional career.
Annette enjoyed reading, listening to music, having coffee with friends and playing the violin. She liked the outdoors, often starting the day walking around the Bozeman ponds. She exercised regularly, even after being diagnosed with cancer.
Some of Annette's best times were spent with her family skiing and ice skating. Her last family outing was a seven-mile hike to Lava Lake on Labor Day weekend.
She was preceded in death by her beloved great-aunt Jessie Taylor.
Annette is survived by her immediate family: husband, David, and children, Derek and Emily. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Noel and Peter Walther of Polson, and her father and stepmother, John and Martha Trinity of Havre.
Her siblings are: Richard and (Lois) Trinity of Red Oak, Iowa; Brigit and (Steven) Larson of Des Moines, Wash.; Rebbeca Kerner of Rock Island, Ill.; Gretchen Webster of Missoula; Sue and (John) Crissey of Kent, Wash.; Rachel and (Robert) Krug of Helena.
Annette enjoyed visiting with her many nephews,nieces. in-laws and cousins. By marriage she is related to the following local people: Ardis A. Stevens of Bozeman; David Ray and Nike Stevens of Wilsal; Steven and Debbie Shope of Bozeman.
Having married into a family descended from pioneers, she is connected to the following family names that have been in the West since the 1850s and Montana since the 1870s: Shope, Hyatt, Stevens, Wright, Rutledge and Stinson.
Annette was a true friend, a gifted writer, a first-rate mom, a steady and trusting sister and a loving and faithful wife. She possessed a keen intellect, playful demeanor and a great sense of humor. She will truly be missed.
Her funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman. A reception will follow at Hope Lutheran Church in Bozeman. Both churches are located within a one block radius of each other. Internment will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman that afternoon.
Memorials can be sent to Lindisfarne Fund, 312 Stillwater Ave., Bozeman, MT, 59718.
Further e-mail questions about Annette can directed to: email@example.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 10, 2007