Ann Bendixen Andriesse
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Ann Bendixen Andriesse passed away on April 27 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Ann was born September 26, 1929 in Chicago to Carsten and Lillian Bendixen. She graduated from Berkeley High School and attended the University of California, Berkeley where she met Roy Andriesse, her husband of 62 years. At Cal she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Ann and Roy moved to Long Beach, CA in 1962. Ann served as a member of the vestry and senior warden at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She was active in many organizations including Fine Arts Affiliates, Long Beach Day Nursery Board, Friends of the Library, United Way and Volunteers in Public Schools. At the age of 60, Ann went back to school earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University of California, Irvine. She specialized in oral history working with the history department at California State University, Long Beach on several projects including the early days of the oil industry in Long Beach and the history of Cal State Long Beach. She also worked on a project for AARP recording the history of that organization. Ann and Roy retired to Manzanita, Oregon in 1991. Ann was an active member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church, serving on the BAC and as senior warden. She was also a member of the Friends of the Manzanita Library. Ann is survived by her husband, Roy; daughters, Carolyn Carey (Rod), Ellen Kirkland (Bob), Judy Jackson (Jon); and grandchildren, Scott Carey, Cameron Kirkland, Tim Kirkland, Elliot Jackson and Joanna Jackson. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Manzanita, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from May 2 to May 4, 2012