Anne was born in Portland, OR to Margery and Herc (HJ) Laborde. She attended one year at Gonzaga University and then entered the Medical Mission Sisters. She was part of that organization for 11.5 years. She received a BA in Biology from Notre Dame College (CA) and a BS in Nursing from the University of San Francisco. She spent some time in Swaziland and South Africa before returning to the USA.
She worked for the Monterey Health Department (CA) before coming to the University of Washington where she received a master's degree in Nursing. As she was finishing that degree, she met her husband Leon while skiing at Alpental. She and Leon were married a year from the day they met. Their marriage was blessed with much happiness. Leon worked at Boeing and spent much of the marriage planning and building their home on Lake Stevens.
Anne worked as a nurse practitioner at the Everett Clinic for many years and was very active in her church and a variety of organizations including the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Whidbey Weavers Guild, the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Museum, and the Glen Eagle Women's Golf Club and more. She travelled extensively and was involved in a variety of international causes including building a school in rural Haiti.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her brother Andre. She is survived by her beloved dogs Maisie and Bella; her niece Nicole (Dylan) and two grand-nieces Sabine and Eva; her stepchildren, Mark (Julie), Tracy, Kelly, and Kerri (William); grandchildren Scott (Amanda), Todd (Stephanie), Kristin, Kimmy, Linda, Erik (Casey), Jordan, Jennifer, and Avery; and great grandchildren Emmett, Owen, Quentin, Henry, and Casen.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception (Arlington, WA) on October 30, 2021. The Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 10:30 am, followed by Mass at 11:00 am. A reception will take place after the service until 3:00 pm at the Gleneagle Golf Course, 7619 East Country Club Drive, Arlington, WA.
Family suggests donations are welcome in her memory to St. Vincent de Paul care of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arlington, 1200 E 5th 98223.
Arrangements entrusted to Solie Funeral Home and Crematory, Everett, WA.
May 23, 1940 - October 6, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.
Such a beautiful person. A gift to have known her...always looked forward to her smiling face at Mokihana.
My condolences the family.
October 28, 2021
We met Anne during the time she spent at Mokihana on the island of Kauai and enjoyed her smile and her friendship so very much. She had a caring Ohana at Moki and we will all keep her memory in our hearts.
Mary and Jerry Kerns
October 27, 2021
Anne was always so friendly and helpful at the Arlington Garden Club. A beautiful lady with an incredible amount of knowledge. She will be missed by many on this earth and in the community. Rip in peace Anne, your helpfulness here will be rewarded in your rightful place in heaven.
Diane R. Noahr
October 27, 2021
I manage the pet store that Anne would frequent. She sure did LOVE her dogs and took the absolute best care of them. We always enjoyed when she would come in. She was so friendly to everyone who worked at the store and would share stories about her life. Everyone at the store is going to miss our visits with Anne and of course Maisie and Bella.
October 26, 2021
As a colleague, medical provider and friend, Anne was the best. Many years working together at The Everett Clinic and then our continued friendship after our retirement will always be cherished. The world has lost a wonderful, compassionate human being.
October 26, 2021
Anne was one of the best human beings I have ever known. Kind, funny, generous, smart, compassionate and so much more. We spent many hours driving to and weaving together in workshops, and talking about weaving in our fiber groups. She always had something to share, whether a project or funny story about a project that didn't make the cut. I loved her wry sense of humor. She was the best dog mom, best commuting companion, best life mentor. I will miss her very much.
October 24, 2021
I knew Anne as a fellow NP at the Everett Clinic. Wonderful person.