Ann Marshall, born November 21, 1924, died peacefully at home on March 16, 2009. She was active in Phoenix and a proud citizen of Arizona for six decades.
Reared in Pasadena, California, she attended Pomona College, like her parents and many other family members. There she met and married Gordon Marshall, with whom she moved to Arizona, had four children and shared 50 years of love and adventure.
Ann’s Arizona life was defined by her faith, family and community.
She participated actively in the Episcopal Church at All Saints; Christ Church of the Ascension; Saint Barnabas on the Desert; Circle of Friends prayer group and weekly bible study. For the community, she served on the St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Visitors and with the Phoenix Art Museum from its early days.
With Gordon she established a lively network of friends that worked, played, partied and prayed together all across Arizona and around the world. Their associations took many forms and names – the Red Creek Riders, Girls Camp, Valley Field Riding Club and Iron Springs.
Throughout her life Ann had a flair for brightening a room – with color, music, flowers and love. Hers was a ready, steady smile and she created warm, welcoming homes.. She was a collector – of friends, memories, quotations and crafts. Inside, she possessed an iron will and deep, abiding faith.
She is survived by four children – Warner, Vance, Alison and Ellen – who were with her on the bright Spring-like morning on which she began her journey to meet up with her beloved Gordon and the Lord. She loved her six grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 20 at 3:00 pm at St. Barnabas on the Desert, 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane in Scottsdale.