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Anatasia Helen (Anna) Acker

 

April 12, 2017

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Anatasia Helen (Anna) Acker

Anatasia Helen (Anna) Acker, 97, of Rock Springs, passed away April 5, 2017, at the Mission at Castle Rock . A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Mrs. Acker died following a lengthy illness.

She and her twin sister were born Nov. 5, 1919, in Red Lodge, Mont ., to Ferdinand and Helen Matkovich Gecan.

Acker attended schools in Red Lodge, Mont ., and was a 1937 graduate of the Red Lodge High School.

She married Alfred John Acker in San Francisco, California July 15, 1944, and he preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1998.

Acker worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company for several years.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

Her interests included spending time with her family, her cats, camping, cooking and traveling.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Acker and wife Donna and Michael Acker and companion Rita Hunt, all of Rock Springs, and Alfred Acker and Barbara Butterworth of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, Angela Acker, A.J. Acker, Dennis Hughes, David Hughes, Laurie Randall and Danny Acker; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Theresa, two brothers, Frank and Freddie, one sister Mary, and one granddaughter Dyan Petrie.

Funeral took place Saturday.

The family of Anna H. Acker respectfully suggests that donations in her memory be made to the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

 

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