Ann Bourne
Jowett Family Funeral Home
7223 South Street
Benzonia, MI
Ann Bourne
September 30, 2021
Ann Elaine (McGraw) Bourne, 74, of Benzonia, MI and San Antonio, NM, passed away September 26, 2021. Ann is survived by her three sisters, Maxine (Donald) Hunter, Meryl (Ken) Cliff, Mary Beth McGraw, brother-in-law David Carter, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Whitney Bourne, parents Charles and Ethel (Larsen) McGraw, brother Mark McGraw, and sister Myrna Carter. Ann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall School of Design. Her passion for the arts led to a rewarding career that included positions as a printer, graphic artist, college art instructor, art dealer, and antiquities collector. Later in life, Ann became an advocate and tireless volunteer for the protection and use of Michigan's natural resources. She was a champion of public access to Michigan's lakes, rivers, and land, so everyone could witness its beauty. If considering a donation in her honor, please give to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. No service planned at this time. Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Home.
Published by Benzie County Record Patriot on Oct. 11, 2021.
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The world has lost one of its most steadfast advocates and a lover and maker of all things beautiful.
BeBe Denton
November 26, 2021
I just learned of Ann´s passing and am so saddened by this news. She was such a talented and interesting person, and was one of the first persons I was lucky enough to befriend when we bought our cottage on Crystal. I am grateful for the times that I was in her company and the things I learned from her.
BeBe Denton
November 26, 2021
Ann was a beautiful, bright, clever and talented person whose devotion to water quality and conservation issues was unmatched. She very capably and passionately served the public interest in her many years as a member of the Benzie County Parks & Recreation Commission. While she was a client of mine, I choose to remember her as a good friend - one who will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Ann
Richard Figura
October 21, 2021
I just heard about Ann's passing. Absolutely loved this beautiful woman. Heart of gold and so smart. Worked with her on Community Planning with Citizens for Positive Planning and she became a very good friend. So sorry to hear. Rest in Peace
Carol Dye
October 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss.
hugh nutting
October 4, 2021
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