In Loving Memory of Ann Huntting: 1954-2022


Ann Lucile Huntting passed away peacefully in her Napavine home Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 68. She was born Oct. 8, 1954, and grew up on the family farm in Silver Creek with her four siblings.  

After graduating as the salutatorian from Mossyrock High School, she attended Centralia College before transferring to Washington State University. During her junior year, she studied abroad as a foreign exchange student in Europe. She spent two quarters at City University in London, and one quarter at Avignon in France. She spent the summer quarter touring the continent. 

 After returning to the states, Ann continued her studies at WSU. In Illinois, she completed her librarian program. After earning her master’s degree, she worked as a librarian for the City of Chicago for 30 years. In her career, she especially loved helping children. 

In her retirement, she moved back to Centralia to be close to family. Ann had a love for birds, books, music, traveling, gardening and swimming. Her travels took her to many places domestically and abroad. One of her greatest accomplishments in swimming was earning a certificate for completing a one-mile open water swim and participating in a four-mile open water swim. Her love of books led to a successful career where she worked her way up to regional librarian. One of Ann’s greatest accomplishments was becoming a mother. In 2006, she traveled to Ethiopia where she chose a young boy named Ashenafi to be her son. 

Preceding her in death was her parents Doris and Raymond Huntting.  Ann is survived by her fibeloved son Ashenafi; her sisters Mary, Alice and Donna; and brother Leonard; as well as her nieces and nephews: Jenny, Kelly, Stephanie, Landon, Tanner, (great) Julian and Claire.  

The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date.