Aug. 21, 1935 - May 10, 2013
Ann, as she was called by everyone, was a vivacious, wise-cracking, loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, and do just about any kind of craft. She was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi organization for most of her adult life. She was also a member of the Fallon Elks Lodge where she raised record funds for charity which helped battered and neglected children. She worked for and retired from the Bank of America after 47 years. She began as a 17-year-old proof clerk and worked he way up to Senior Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was also a patriot, giving talks on the history of the American flag and how to properly display it. She carried American Flag Pins to give to anyone who was not wearing one.
She was born in Jennings, LA, but moved to Oceanside, CA when she was a young girl. There she grew up on the beach with her mom and dad and three sisters. Ann graduated from Oceanside/Carlsbad High School in 1953. After marriage, she lived all over the world including Guam and Japan. She spent her retirement years in Desert Hot Springs, CA and then the last 11 years of her life in Fallon, NV.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Donald Coleman ; her three children, Elwood Chase, Michael Chase, and Lori Holley; her eight grandchildren, Karlen Chase, John Chase, Cole Chase, Meagan Newsome, Lauren Alex Chase, Devynn Holley, Radim Chase, Olinka Machova; her seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Chase, Warren Chase, Yasmin Chase, Linda Chase, Elska Machova, Julinka Machova, Violka Machova and her sister, Shirley Turpin.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Merle and Charles Huskey; sisters, Charlyn Miller and Stella Jones; son, David Coleman.
A Celebration of Ann’s life which will also include the Elks Memorial Ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at The Gardens Funeral Home. If you wish to make a donation in her name please give to the USMCCCA Foundation or to the Elks National Foundation, Programs Department, 2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, Il 60614 in her name: Barbara Ann Coleman, Fallon Elks Lodge #2239, member number No.1111.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV 89406, (775) 423-8928.