Annette K. Sherman passed away peacefully on December 20th at age 100 at Providence Manior Assisted Living in Chandler, Arizona. A longtime resident of Ahwatukee, Annette had lived on her own until late last summer and remained a free spirit to the end. She is survived by her son Bob, grandchildren Ben and Erin, and great grandchildren Lou and Lola, as well as daughter in law Courtney.
Annette was born and raised in San Francisco. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Klepper, and wife to high school sweetheart Bob, who passed in 1979. As a middle schooler, Annette and her class walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on the day it opened in 1937. She graduated from Washington High School and attended the University of California and San Francisco State College. Annette saw a lot in her century of life. She grew up during the Great Depression and worked for the Army during World War II while husband Bob was on the front line in Europe. She saw the first moon landing and lived to see the age of technology……though she was not a fan of it.
In recent years, Annette enjoyed the Traeger grilled dinners her granddaughter Erin cooked and brought to her at her home in Ahwatukee. Annette was keenly interested in politics, and always ready for a debate on any political topic. She loved Snoopy and Woodstock, and of course, Sees Candy. Rare was the day when a box of Sees could not be spotted in the living room. Annette had an independent spirit and a unique view of life.
She will be missed by her family.