Annie Laura Wardius died January 28, 2013 at Gassville Nursing Center at the age of 86. She was born February 7, 1926, in Coalgate, Oklahoma, the daughter of Thomas and Jewel McMullen Hamman. She graduated from College High in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and worked at Phillips Petroleum Her brother, Paul, set up a blind date with Harvey Wardius and Annie in Norman, Oklahoma, and one year later they were married at Gainesville, Texas. During their marriage they lived at Norman, Oklahoma; San Diego and San Francisco, California; Lynnwood, Lake Bay and Blaine, Washington; Vancouver, BC, Kalispell, Montana; and Oro Valley, Arizona. They moved from Oro Valley to Mountain Home in 2005.
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She was a home maker and after her husband retired they traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and traveled to Europe, England, Ecuador, and Japan. Beginning in 1982 she and her husband worked 9 summers for Hamilton Stores in Yellowstone National Park she was the Apparel Manager at the Canyon Village and Grant Village stores. She also enjoyed playing cards, singing, fishing and hunting and was an excellent cook who enjoyed cooking large meals for her family.
Annie is survived by her husband, Harvey of Mountain Home; 3 sons, Stephen P. Wardius of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Christopher D. Wardius of Yamhill, Oregon, and Kirk T. Wardius of Portland, Oregon; 1 daughter, Sharyn A. Kremer of Tucson, Arizona; 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her 4 brothers, Thomas Hamman, Paul Hamman, Stanley Hamman and Dean Hamman, and her 37 year old Grandson Jon
Visitation will be from 1-2 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home. A funeral service, conducted by Funeral Celebrant Frank Daniels will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Roller Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Baxter Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28, 2013