Nov. 13, 1908-Sept. 21, 2004

YAKIMA - Annie Elizabeth Lincoln, 95, a former resident of Hermiston, died Sept. 21, 2004, at her home surrounded by her family.

Friends may call at Valley Hills Funeral Chapel, Upper Valley Chapel in Terrace Heights at 2600 Business Lane in Yakima today from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. for viewing. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Hermiston Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Hermiston Christian Center, 1825 W. Highland.

Mrs. Lincoln was born Nov. 13, 1908, at Borup, Minn.

She enjoyed her years of teaching school in a one room school house in Montana.

She met her husband-to-be Ervin Lincoln at a school room function. They were married in 1932. The family describes their years together as years of "mutual admiration and faithful love."

The couple began their married life in Rudyard, Mont., where they farmed wheat land and raised their family. Her family remembers her then claim of being able to pluck, quarter and freeze over 100 chickens in a single day (with the help of her family). In 1977, they moved to Hermiston where they managed a large potato farm. Mr. Lincoln died in 1984 and she remained in Hermiston until 1988 when she moved to Longview, Wash., with her son Jack and his family. In 1991, she came to the Yakima Valley where she remained until her death.

It was said she had a "sweet tooth," and enjoyed baking things to satisfy that sweet tooth which naturally made her a favorite among her family and friends. She was always eager to be hospitable and to entertain. Her devotion to her family, prayer and God were a source of strength not only for her but also for those around her. Her love for books, history and reading brought her many years of pleasure, but most of all her greatest joy was in reading to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren,

Survivors include son, Jack Lincoln and his wife, Lorraine, son Charles Lincoln and his wife, Irene; daughter, Barbara Daniel and husband, Edward; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, by her parents, by two sisters, a brother and a grandchild,

Memorial contributions may be made to Oriental Missionary Society (OMS), P.O. Box 130A, Greenwood, IN 56142-6599 or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK. 73101.

Valley Hills Funeral Home, Upper Valley Chapel, 2600 Business Lane, Yakima, WA 98901 is in charge of arrangements.

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