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.