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Birth Date: 1944
Place of Death: near Phoenix
Passed Away: 2008

Honored By

Donor names:   James Humphrey
Date submitted: May 30, 2008
Gift: Leaf Tile - small
Location on plaza map: C4
Areas of Achievement: Life partner, wife, mother and sister
Ann Elizabeth Quinn , known as Mom, or Jellybean to her grandchildren, was 63 when she was taken from us. Mom is survived by husband Lynn Christopher Quinn; three sons; Lynn Christopher Jr., Brent Patrick and Chase Gannon and their families, her mother G.G. Humphrey, and her brothers Mike and Buster. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles “Big Daddy” Humphrey.

Mom was a Freshman at McGuinis High School when Dad got up enough nerve to ask her out on a date after a basketball game. She gladly accepted and they went out on a date-a-week for the next three years. After a two month break, Dad was admitted into the hospital to have his appendix removed and when he awoke Mom was holding his hand. They continued to date for the next two years and on Christmas Eve, 1962, Dad asked for her hand in marriage. On Sept. 7th, 1963, Mom and Dad were married and never left each other’s side for the next 45 years. Actively involved with her family and church community, Mom was the sparkle in a diamond, the dimples in a smile, the joy in a laugh, and the pinnacle of what it means to be the best mom, best friend, best grandma, and the best wife this Earth has to offer in doing ‘His’ work. She will be missed; but if we truly want to celebrate Mom’s life, we will take what she has taught us and be the best people for it. With that being said, Mom, we won’t say “Goodbye” just “See ya later”.