Anne Ackerman

Obituary of Anne Dempsey Ackerman

Anne Dempsey Ackerman, a resident of Palo Alto for 68 years, died December 28, 2019 after a long life devoted to family and friends. She was born in 1922 in San Francisco to Laura and George Joseph Dempsey and grew up in Burlingame. She married John Michael Ackerman of Portland, Oregon in 1946 and they raised a family of five in Palo Alto. She brought art, music and culture into the family home, and took a deep interest in her children's friends. She was supportive to her husband as he built a thriving engineering consultancy. Many acquaintences and friends preceeded her in death, but they would have remembered her as outgoing and fun-loving. She enjoyed swimming, tennis, bridge, art classes, travel and had been active in the Garden Club of Palo Alto, Filoli, Gamble Garden, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great parishes. She served for many years as a communion minister in Palo Alto and at Stanford Hospital. She will be remembered for loving her husband and family, pets, flowers and color. In her final years and days she was comforted by her children, grandchildren, and loving health aides who had become family.She was preceeded in death by her husband and is survived by her children – Laurie (Ted), Jody, Jane (Jim), Michael (Patty) and Matthew; grandchildren – Jesse, John B, Teddie, Kevin, Jeffrey, Matthew, John H, Marianne, and Alex; and great grandchildren Evelyn, Oliver, Theo, Ava, Elsa, Josie, Finley and Declan. Wife, mother, Gran Gran – you are forever in our hearts. Rest in the arms of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A Memorial Mass and reception will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, CA. 94301. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gamble Garden.
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Memorial Mass & Reception

2:00 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
1095 Channing Ave.
Palo Alto, California, United States
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