Mary Anne (Christopher Reece) Dance died Dec. 12, 2006 in Arlington, Wash. surrounded by the love and presence of her family.
Born April 8, 1941 in Sylva, N.C., Mary Anne was the daughter of William E. Christopher and Florence Blanton Christopher. She moved to Darrington with her parents and siblings in 1947 and resided in Darrington all her life except from 1964 to 1972 when she lived in Honolulu.
She was a gentle and delicate soul, kind, compassionate and thoughtful. She loved animals and all things of nature. She enjoyed reading, gardening, weekly hair appointments with her niece and dear friend, Penny Alskog, and her daily visits with her cousin, Edolean Greenleaf, with whom she shared a special bond. She loved her family and will be greatly missed.
Mary Anne is survived by her husband of 40 years, Clarence Ted Dance of Darrington; sons and daughter-in-laws, Bret (Sheila) Reece of Raleigh, N.C., Martin (Julie) Reece of Darrington, Faron (Annie) Reece of Darrington; her stepsons and daughter-in-laws, Jamie (Shannon) Dance of Darrington, Mark (Sarah) Dance of Everett; sister, Emma Belle Jones of Darrington; brother, Andrew (Sue) Christopher of Riverside Wash.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Glad Tidings Assembly Of God, Darrington.
The family asks donations be made to the Darrington Ambulance Fire Fund or a charity of your choice.
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