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Ann Elizabeth Mahoney Pullman | Passages
Ann Elizabeth Mahoney Pullman
Born: Aug. 16, 1942 in Salinas, Calif.
Died: Jan. 16, 2010 in Bellingham, Wash.
Ann Pullman had lived in Friday Harbor, Wash., for 20 years with her husband, Wayne, and son Michael and daughter Michelle (Shelley).
Ann was born to Geraldine and John Mahoney, and was later joined by her brother, John M. Mahoney. She earned a B.S. in English from Loyola University in Chicago, Ill., where she also taught English. Ann then earned her pre-med degree from Seattle University. She was working as a respiratory therapist in Orange County, Calif., when she met her husband, J. Wayne Pullman.
Ann and Wayne married July 4, 1974, in Los Angeles, Calif. She owned and operated a dessert catering business in Beverly Hills, Calif., for eight years, and a gourmet food shop and deli in Ojai, Calif., before moving to Friday Harbor in 1989.
She was known for her creativity in cooking, basket weaving, crochet, origami, and soap making. Ann designed and created all her Christmas and other cards she sent out to people.
Her final years were difficult with suffering from a chronic lung disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome. Recently, she developed double pneumonia, which contributed to her death.
Survivors include her husband, J. Wayne Pullman of Friday Harbor, Wash.; son, Michael W. Pullman of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Michelle (Shelley) I. Pullman of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepson, Craig S. Pullman (wife, Linda) of Austin, Texas, along with their son Tony and daughter Tina; stepson, Patrick W. Pullman (wife, Elle) of Dallas, Texas; mother, Geraldine K. Mahoney of Salinas, Calif.; and brother, John M. Mahoney, also of Salinas, Calif.
Viewing is scheduled Jan. 22, from 5 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. The Mass will be celebrated Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Valley Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Rev. Qui-Thac Nguyen of Sacred Heart Parish, Bellingham, Wash.
— Family of Ann Elizabeth Mahoney Pullman