Mrs. Annie M. Joseph, 89, of Mountain Home, passed away in Boise on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at a care center.
A funeral service was held Monday, June 14, at the First Congregational Church in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Annie was born on March 18, 1921, in Miami, Fla., the daughter of Michael and Gladys Wilson. She was the older of two children.
She attended Spelman College from 1942-1945; Alabama State Teacher's College from 1945-1951; Idaho State College and the University of Idaho from 1965-1974. She was a teacher for 34 years, teaching school in Big Spring, Texas, and Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Annie was the Past President of American Legion Unit 26; Idaho State Commander for the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; Member of Jim McNamara Unit #17, Mountain Home; Member of the Business and Professional Women's Organization; Member of the Alfred E. Davis Chapter #8, Mountain Home, Idaho, Prince Hall Grand Chapter; The States OR, ID and MT, Inc (PHA); Worthy Matron, Mountain Home, Idaho, Prince Hall Grand Chapter; Cub Scouts Pack 68, Secretary, Den Mother; BSA Troop 105, Ldr, Den Mother; Honors Idaho State Board of Education; Summer School Grant for Advance Study in SpecialEducation; Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America 1975; Active Member of the NCO Wives Club; Member of the Black History Poster Committee.
She leaves to mourn: her husband of 67 years, Clarence Joseph; her son, Clarence H. and his wife, Jan; another son, Ralph; her daughter Lori, and two grandchildren, Clarence William and Ericka Marie.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard, and both her parents.
Annie resided in Mountain Home for 47 years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
She enjoyed playing bingo, fishing and reading. She was a lifelong learner and never stopped teaching and educating people she met.
Above all Annie loved her grandchildren. They were her heart and she always enjoyed being with them and encouraging them to be the best they could be!