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Ann Marie Boskovich

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Ann Marie Boskovich

10/23/1955 ~ 1/13/2013

Ann (Annie) Boskovich left us without warning on the evening of January 13, 2013. She was born in Tacoma, WA to Theodore N. Boskovich and Mary (Dorotich) Boskovich. She grew up in historic Old Town among a strong Croatian community with her loving brothers Bill and Ted Jr. Ann attended St. Patrick's School and was a member of the last graduating class of Aquinas Academy. She got her RN degree at Seattle University.

Ann spent most of her nursing career at Swedish Hospital in Ballard as a home health nurse. Ann loved sitting with and hearing the interesting stories of her patients. She always made them feel comfortable and of value. She was a really good nurse.

Ann met her future husband and best friend Rory Elliott at Ballard where he recognized her possibilities as an outfielder for the coed slow pitch team. He would watch with pride and a twinkle in his eye as the opposing team was told to move up only to have her hit a long drive way over their heads and out of the park!

Ann was never without her knitting bag that always had at least 10 different amazing projects going that she could choose from, and that she would pick up where ever she was, whether at a meeting, in a dark movie theater, or in front of the TV, all without missing a stitch or important word. She used the best quality yarns and loved creating her own intricate patterns and designs. Lucky were the many recipients of her expert handiwork!

Ann and Rory always looked forward to their annual visit to Yellow Point Lodge on the beautiful granite shores of Vancouver Island where they would "Eat, Sleep and Read" to their hearts' content. It was the most magical place. She loved meeting old and new friends, and using her wonderful gift for conversation.

Ann was having the best time reconnecting with old school friends and relatives when she died! She left us all in a bit of a shock. She will be missed.

Ann is survived by her husband, Rory Elliott; brother, Bill Boskovich; sister-in-laws Rondi Boskovich, Marci Elliott (Carol Harper), April Batley (Jim); brother-in-law, Rick Elliott, parents-in-law, Bob and Alta Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Ted Boskovich, her brother Ted Jr., and father-in-law, Marvin Elliott.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 North J Street in Tacoma, WA. Following the services, a luncheon will be held in the church hall. Memorial donations may be to the .

Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2013
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