Ann Holig LaFond, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, foster mother and mentor, passed away peacefully on February 25th, 2011. Ann was born in Swanville, Minnesota and was the second of three children of Joseph and Marjorie Holig. She graduated from Swanville High School and St. Cloud School of Nursing, and shortly thereafter married and raised five children in Phoenix, Arizona. She dedicated the last twenty years to fostering over sixty special-needs babies through Christian Family Care. Ann will be remembered for devoting her life to caring for all those who crossed her path. She was loved as “Nana” by the many children in her care and cherished for her selfless service by her friends. Ann is survived by her five children, Michael (Misha), Michelle, Thomas (Monica), Stephen and Daniel (Tanya), ten grandchildren, brother Robert (Sandy), sister Mary (Jim), and niece and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother and father and her nephew Josh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley at 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Christian Family Care at 603 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
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