I am sorry to again be the bearer of sad news regarding another departed classmate. Mahalo and prayers to Ann’s husband, Bob, who forwarded this information.
Ann Carolyn Springer
Nov. 22, 1956 – April 15, 2015
Ann was born in Honolulu in November 1956 and raised in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. She was one of five children blessed to Jim and Carolyn Wilkinson. Annie enjoyed hula and ballet in her younger years. Annie graduated from Punahou High School while being active in the paddling club and winning the Hawaii State Championships.
Annie attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Marketing. She fell in love with Bob Springer in the sleepy little town of Breckenridge, Colorado. They later married and raised two children in Breckenridge.
After a few years in fashion retail, Annie successfully climbed the corporate sales ladder in communications at US West and Qwest Communications. She was recognized as a leading national sales person by her yearly inclusion in the Presidents Club. Annie and Bob attended Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Frisco. Annie made many contributions to the community; she was a member of Women of the Summit in its early years, she was a driving force behind the building of the Carriage House Preschool, and she was involved in the formation of Summit Figure Skating and the operations of Summit Hockey.
Annie truly enjoyed her family, fashion, and friends as well as skiing, knitting, cycling, travelling and the beaches of Hawaii.
Annie fought a courageous nine-year battle against breast cancer. Her strength, determination, passion for God, and her love for her family were shown through her inspiring spirit in her battle against cancer.
Annie is survived by her husband Bob, children Kara and Nicholas, daughter-in-law, Bethany as well as her parents Jim and Carolyn Wilkinson, siblings Jim, Mike, Karen and Gini, fifteen nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Annie touched so many lives with her outgoing and passionate personality. She will be missed deeply by many.
A memorial service was held in Annie’s honor at Rocky Mountain Bible Church on April 25th 2015. Those attending the memorial service were asked to please wear a splash of pink to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the memory of Ann Springer to Rocky Mountain Bible Church, Frisco Colorado or The Denver Hospice at Lowry, Denver, Colorado as both have made a huge difference in her life.
Editor’s Note: To express your condolences please enter your comments below. The family is planning an Oahu memorial service this summer.