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December 15, 1926 - January 2, 2021. Anna 'Annie' Mae Jarrell, 94, of Forest Grove died Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Annie Jarrell

Anna "Annie" Mae Jarrell, of Forest Grove died January 2, 2021 in her home. Annie was born on December 15, 1926 in Alliance, Nebraska, to Earl and Martha (Platt) Wambaugh. In 1929, the family moved to Fox Island, Washington and then moved to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1940, where she was a graduate of Hillsboro High School. Annie met and soon married the love of her life, Percy Jarrell, on December 13, 1946, and together they raised four children on their property on Firdale Road, south of Hillsboro. After her children were grown, Annie went to Portland State University and received her B.S. in Sociology in 1974. Annie was a homemaker but worked side by side with Percy in his construction business. They also built, owned, and managed several rental properties. Annie was an active member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, and in their younger years, Annie and Percy went on several mission trips. Everyone who met Annie knew of her love of her family, friends, and people in general. She was very social, had tremendous energy, and her calendar seldom had a day without something to do. Annie was always eager for a visit, especially from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Annie enjoyed traveling, having visited most of the states over the years, as well as several other countries, camping with horses, flying, and spending time with her loved ones. Annie was a published writer, having authored A Road in Oregon, a book about Firdale Road, where she and Percy lived for many happy years. Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Percy in 2015, her brother, Daniel Wambaugh in 2015, and her sister, Elizabeth Axtell in 2020. Annie is survived by her four children and their spouses: David (Cynda Foster) Jarrell, Stanley Jarrell, Constance (Glenn) Denfeld, and Kathleen (Michael) Buckner. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. A celebration of life will be held next summer, when it is safe to gather together. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making contributions to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church's building fund.

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