Dec. 12, 1926 – Nov. 8, 2012
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ann Allen Munn was born into a pioneer cattle ranching family in Sutter Creek, Calif., on Dec. 12, 1926, and passed away on Nov. 8, 2012. She was the daughter of George and Vera Allen.
Valedictorian of the Sutter Creek Union High School class of 1944 and an Amador County tennis champion, she attended UC Berkeley and UC Davis. College sweethearts at UC Davis, she and her husband, Reed Munn, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in August. All of their children graduated from UC Davis.
They lived in Orosi, Calif., until 1967, when they built a home on their orange and olive ranch near Orange Cove, Calif. Ann was generous, resourceful, artistic and intelligent. She enjoyed reading, gardening, hiking and spending summers at the family cabin at Corral Flat, near Silver Lake. She loved to travel, taking several trips to Britain with her daughters and traveling both in the U.S. and abroad with her husband, Reed (many trips to the Southwest, across the United States to the East Coast; Canada, up to Nova Scotia; the British Isles, and to New Zealand). She had an eye for detail and created beauty in her home. She established strong family traditions and was devoted to her family.
A wonderful mother and a beautiful, gracious woman, she will be greatly missed by her husband, Reed, her children and their spouses — John (Shelley), Sarah (Hal), Jennifer (Roberto), Dana (Cynthia) and Andrew; her grandchildren — Kimberly Munn, Alison Munn, Jessica Munn, John Franscioni (Anne), Matthew Franscioni, Reed Munn, Daniel Munn and Thomas Munn; and her great-granddaughter, Emily Franscioni.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 499 Sixth St., Orange Cove, CA.