Anna M. Young

Anna M. Young, 77, of Kaneohe, Hawaii went to be with her Savior Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1930 in the Seattle area. She was raised and educated in Issaquah and moved to the Yakima Valley in 1978 and worked in Sunnyside, where she raised her family.

She treasured her family, especially her children and grandchildren, which were the joy of her life. Anna had the pleasure of raising some of her grandchildren. She instilled honesty, integrity and hard work in all of them. A very accomplished seamstress, she made her kids and grandkids clothes for years.

She was very artistic and enjoyed craftwork, and carving totem poles. She was always willing to try new things and was known as an adventurous person. She took great pride in keeping up her yard and loved her flowers, gardening and her fruit trees.

Anna is survived by two sons, Floyd Koontz of Sunnyside and James (Amber) Prentice, Jr. of Seattle; three daughters, Connie (Bill) Cheek of Kent, Teresa (Ted) Hoptowit of Sunnyside and Antoinette (Richard) Fernandez of Kaneohe, Hawaii; three brothers, Herbert Scheda of Issaquah, Arthur (Marjorie) Scheda of Renton and John (Connye) Scheda of Issaquah; five sisters, Evelyn (Eddy) Bonwell of Renton, Marilyn (Larry) Charlton of Ellensburg, Marjorie Devine of Seattle, Eleanor Meyer of West Richland and Nancy (Dale) Olson of Tacoma; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Anna was a preceded in death be her husband, Don; and her grandsons, Tony Koontz and Cory Larson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Life Church in Sunnyside. Internment will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Colonial Funeral Home in Toppenish is in charge of arrangements.

Mom was a very caring woman. She may have been hurt or disappointed by some of the things her children or grandchildren did, but she always stood by us and never stopped loving us. Mom had a great spirit for living. There were many obstacles in her life, which she always took in stride. Mom really had the knack for making the best of every situation. She was like a pearl being shaped and polished by the sand. The rougher things became, the more beautiful she became. Mom will truly be missed. She was our anchor in this world. Jesus wanted her home for Christmas and for that reason we can be at peace with her leaving.


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