Anna Solberg Cloud
2/11/1918 ~ 10/3/2014
Anna was born in Malta, Montana on Feb. 11, 1918. She and her family moved to Seattle when she was six months old.
She was preceded in death by her parents Louise and Andrew Solberg, a son, David Cloud, two sisters, Astrid Tonseth and Martha Bayne. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Schroder (Ray) of Poulsbo and a granddaughter, Siri Schroder of Seattle (who lived with her grandmother a good part of her life) a sister, Elna Haynes, many nieces and nephews and a special family, Steinar and Kathy Flaatrud and their children, Jahn, Kari and Silje of Olympia. Steinar was like a son to her.
Anna attended West Woodland grade school and Ballard high school. She received a degree in Music Education from the University of Washington, where she was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, a national music honorary. During her junior year she became a member of the Seattle Symphony where she played the french horn for 34 years. She was the first woman to play in the brass section. She also played in the opera and ballet orchestras and for New York musicals when they came to Seattle and hired local musicians. She taught private french horn lessons until she was 83 years old.
She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church for over 50 years, singing in the choir, directing a youth choir, teaching Sunday school and doing committee work.
Memorial services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church at 8208 18th Ave. NE Seattle on Sunday Oct. 12th at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church.
Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2014.