Ann Rudd: July 31, 1940-Dec. 26, 2017

Rudd

Rudd

Ann Sophia Rudd, nurse extraordinaire of Holmes Harbor, passed away Dec. 26, 2017, with family around her.

A loving mother and friend, she was born July 31, 1940, to Jenne and Elwood Bingham in Snohomish. Jenne remarried Coburn Lenfest, who became father to her brother Glenn and later sister Marylin. She graduated from Snohomish High School in 1958 and went straight into a nursing career, earning credentials as NA, LN, LPN, RN and DN.

She met and married Payton Rudd Jr. in 1962. Growing up in the country, she loved nature, the snow and holidays, and was pleased with this white Christmas.

As a musician, she played clarinet in the high school band, sang “Sweet Adelines” and played piano at the Lodge for fun.

In the geriatric field as a credited nurse aide trainer and consultant in home care locally, she fought for patients’ rights and nurse aides’ working conditions (ie: better training for the aides). She was often heard in Olympia.

Her children, grandchildren and family were everything. She joins her husband Payton, brother Glenn and brother-in-law Jay. She leaves sons John and Rick and daughter Jenne; grandchildren Josh, Caleb, Aleah and Amanda; sister Marilyn (Leon); nephew Scott; niece Carrie; brother-in-law Jim (Cara); sister-in-law Pat; and son Jason Rudd.

Family memorial will be this spring. She was on the move until the end and will be dearly missed by us all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BECU Jenne Rudd Benevolent Account. Questions can be answered at rickrudd33@gmail.com

More in Obituaries

David Joseph King: July 13, 1969 – July 25, 2020

David Joseph King passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

James ‘Jim’ Clark Byron: Aug. 20, 1930 – June 29, 2020

James (Jim) Clark Byron passed away with his family by his side… Continue reading

Lori Kay Williamson: Sept. 3, 1960 – Aug. 2, 2020

Lori Kay Williamson, age 59, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully… Continue reading

Beatrice ‘Betty’ Elizabeth Sarvis

Betty Sarvis died peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2020 at… Continue reading

Daniel J. Larsen: May 28, 1945 – Aug. 2, 2020

Daniel J. Larsen passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020 as the… Continue reading

Gregory Johnson: Nov. 16, 1996 – July 27, 2020

Gregory Walter Johnson passed away on July 27, 2020 in Seattle, Wash.,… Continue reading

Sally Marie Hicks: Sept. 22, 1926 – June 7, 2020

Sally Marie Hicks, of Langley, Wash., died on June 7, 2020 after… Continue reading

Jeremy Ryan Gourley: Jan. 7, 1988 – July 26, 2020

Jeremy Ryan Gourley, 32, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, July… Continue reading

Joseph James Carlson: May 7, 1976 – April 23, 2020

Joseph was born on May 7, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He passed… Continue reading

Most Read