Anne Harriet Chace
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Our beloved Anne passed away
suddenly but very peacefully on September 11 at Huntington Hospital after a heart attack. Born May 17, 1922 in Los Angeles and preceded in death by her husband Pete Eastwood, Anne lived her adult life in South Pasadena. She was a professional photographer, real estate appraiser, and lover of music, dance, literature, travel, and the outdoors. Anne was a daily inspiration to all of us as we watched her live her life to the fullest. Active in her PEO group and Photochromers of Pasadena, her photographic travels took her most recently to China for the second time. Although no longer playing tennis, she continued to walk her neighborhood hill and the Rose Bowl with friends, attend Master Chorale performances, take early morning pictures at the Huntington Gardens with camera gear in tow, play bridge on Friday evenings with daughter Laurie and husband Bob, and join son Michael and family for weekly dinners on their deck. Grammy Anne's family was her greatest joy. She rarely missed a grandchild's skating competition, soccer game, or track meet, loved hearing about Rooney's adventures with Cirque du Soleil, and delighted in watching and photographing her great grandchildren grow and thrive. Anne was endlessly proud of Michael, Laurie, and Pam.
The passing of our beautiful Grammy leaves her family and many friends missing her deeply yet grateful for all the wonderful adventures and years together. She leaves behind her daughter Laurie Mangiagli (Bob), son Michael (Kathleen), step-daughter Pam McKeever (John); grandchildren Wendi Gundersen (Gunnar), Erin, Matt, and Kathleen (a.k.a. Rooney); great grandchildren Felicity and Cecelia and many other dearly loved extended family members.
A celebration of Anne's life will be held Sunday, September 22 at 3:00pm; Oneonta Congregational Church, South Pasadena. Reception will be immediately following at the home of Michael and Kathleen Eastwood.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Sept. 21, 2013