WINTER HARBOR - Ann Workman Smith on Sunday March 30, 2014, deepened her walk with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Cancer helped shed this earthly body and usher her into the arms of loved ones gone by. Heaven is now even a better place. She was born to Allison Walker Workman and Marie Torrey Workman on June 9, 1941, in Bar Harbor.
Ann graduated from Sumner High School in June 1959 and married her high school sweetheart, Larry E. Smith Sr. very soon after on July 18, 1959. They lived their lives together in Winter Harbor.
Ann accepted Jesus in The First Baptist Church as a young girl. She later taught Sunday School for 20 years as a member of The Union Evangelical Church of South Gouldsboro. She enjoyed cake decorating, some oil painting. She worked at the Harbor Hill on Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor. She worked at The Le Domaine Restaurant as a prep cook. She worked with good friend, Cheryl Knowles as a cook at Acadia Christian Academy. Ann co-owned a sub shop in town with her sister and best friend, Janice Myrick. She also worked as a housekeeper for a now departed friend, Barbara Danielson for almost 20 years.
Ann very much enjoyed her ever growing family. She knit socks and mittens and made blankets and scarves for most of them. She opened her door to foster children and anyone that needed help getting on their feet. She enjoyed the camp that she and Larry built on Graham Lake. They enjoyed trips to Florida. She was a go-to for family genealogy, phone numbers, recipes, rides, meals, advice, blue berry gingerbread, and the list goes on and on. Ann was a true example of meekness and sacrificial love, a freely given love that knit the whole family together.
Ann is survived by four children, Lori Andress, Larry E. Smith Jr. and wife, Karen, Lisa Tracey and husband, Jason, and Melanie Lundy and fiancé, Reggie. She is also survived by a sister, Janice Myrick and husband, David; her brother, Norman Workman and wife, Jane; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and an abundance of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Ann was predeceased by parents, Allison and Marie Workman; great-grandchild, Seth Tracey; son-in-law, John Andress; and many family members and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 5, at the Masonic Hall, Winter Harbor. Food and stories brought to share would be very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Manna Ministries or a cancer society of your choice.