Ann Margaret Grosmaire Ann Margaret Grosmaire, 19, died April 2, 2010. Ann was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee and a 2009 graduate of Leon High School. There, she gained a love of drama. She was at home backstage, providing sound and stage management for Leon Drama productions. She was finally coaxed into the limelight for one of the lead roles in "Proposals," Annie.In her senior year, she earned Thespian of the Year. She also worked behind the scenes at the Tallahassee Little Theater in "Rabbit Holes" and "A Lion in Winter." She was a student at Tallahassee Community College and was looking forward to attending the University of Central Florida in the fall. She was a sales associate at Best Beginnings, and was proud to be able to demonstrate how to use every baby sling in the store.Ann loved the outdoors and all creatures great and small, from the smallest wild creatures to her pet guinea pigs to her beloved horse BJ. Ann and BJ were often seen together along the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway. She enjoyed camping and kayaking. The Great Smoky Mountains, South Carolina and the Okefenokee Swamp were just some of her favorite places, as well as the nearby Wacissa River and Wakulla Springs.Her smile and her love for life will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, Andy and Kate Grosmaire of Tallahassee; her sister, Sarah Grosmaire Smith (husband Scott) of Pensacola; sister Allyson Grosmaire of Winter Park; grandmother Teresa O'Hay of Memphis, Tennessee; and grandmother Nan Grosmaire of Robertsdale, Alabama.She was loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation, concluding with the Rosary, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 9, in the lower level of the Parish Center at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Road. The Memorial Mass will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Good Shepherd. Ann loved the Wild Classroom Programs given by St. Francis Wildlife Association.They inspired her dream of having her own wildlife refuge where she would rescue raptors and ride horses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Wildlife Association, P.O. Box 38160, Tallahassee, FL 32315.
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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 7, 2010