ANNE CAROL SLIPPER FLOWER

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ANNE CAROL SLIPPER FLOWER Born October 14, 1934, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham, WA, to Ruth Helliesen Slipper & Thomas Armine Slipper. She attended Western Washington Normal School primary grades and played violin in Arthur Thal's baby orchestra. Anne moved to Bainbridge Island and commuted to Helen Bush School in Seattle, transferred to Bainbridge Island High School graduating with the Class of 1952. She attended the University of Washington, became an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After college Anne worked for Boeing, Kaiser-Gypsum, took a three month "grand tour of Europe" with eleven college ladies and a chaperone; she joined the Seattle Symphony Orchestra staff as executive secretary for Ruth McCreary (the symphony's business manager) and Milton Katims (the symphony's conductor) during the exciting time of Seattle's World Fair. In 1965 she joined seventy "Hardwick Rangers" for a Velo Solex bicycle tour of the lowlands of Holland, Germany, & Belgium (staying in hostels, hay stacks, sampling local brews, and having a whale of a time). October 15th, 1966 she married Bill Flower and moved to Sunnyside where her life exploded into several successful entrepreneurial endeavors managing a ten-lane bowling alley with four pool tables, fifteen pin ball machines, and two fooz-ball tables (she managed to become proficient in all the offerings); owning and operating The Extra Special Pantry (the classiest soup & sandwich shoppe in the Lower Yakima Valley); and, being the exchequer for the family business. Anne served on Yakima Symphony Orchestra and Planned Parenthood boards; she is a member of the Lower Valley Community Concert Association, American Contract Bridge Association, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Patty Furukawa Orthopedic Guild, and the Lower Yakima Valley Little Old Ladies' Dominos Club. Anne is survived by her husband, Bill, her sister CeCe Thomas, numerous cousins, brother and sisters - in- law, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.. all of whom she loved dearly. A Memorial Service will be held to honor her life at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 327 East Edison Avenue, Sunnyside WA. Condolences can be sent to www.valleyhillsfh.com. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in care of all arrangements
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Published in Tri-City Herald on June 22, 2017