Anna Marie Applebee, 66, of Oroville, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 11 at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.
She was born to Mick and Hazel O’Neill in Tonasket on Aug. 24, 1944. She attended Oroville Junior/Senior High School. She married her soulmate Clifford I. Applebee Jr., Oct. 31, 1964 in Oroville where they lived and raised two sons. While Clifford worked for the City of Oroville, Annie was very busy caring for her family and grandmother. Annie’s friends were a huge part of her life and she considered each and every one another family member, especially her life long friend, Peggy Morten of Oroville. She worked for 26 years at the Oro Fruit Packing shed, mainly as a packer, but there wasn’t anything she couldn’t do.
Annie was an active member of the Pentecostal Church. When her diabetes made it hard for her to attend services, Pastor Clyde Roberts always found the time to minister to Annie at her home. This brought her great comfort and peace.
Annie is survived by her husband, Clifford I. Applebee of Oroville; three sons: Jerry Robinson of North Dakota, Michael and Tami Applebee of Rochester, Wash. and Chuck Applebee of Spanaway, Wash.; two daughters Kari and Rick Kyle of Spokane, Wash. and Glenda and Dean Ross of Tacoma, Wash; sister, Bonnie Schutz and John Schutz of Camine Island, Wash.; brothers Bob Howe of Oroville, Kenny Howe of Bothell, Wash. and Dennis Rollins of Cornia, Calif.; sisters Mitzie and Butch Warren, Nikki and Bob Bacon, Mickie and Mark Postier and Vicki and Dale Satran, all of Belfare, Wash. Plus numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Mick O’Neill, mother, Hazel Howe, step-mother, Ellanor O’Neill, step-father, Kenneth Howe and brother, Donnie Howe.
Service will be held at a later date.