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Pedigree chart Ann Jean Fantana

1926-2013

Born Jun 13, 1926 in Hamilton, White Pine, Nevada, USA.
Died Dec 2, 2013 in Kellogg, Shoshone, Idaho, USA.
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Photo: Gunnar Öhrn 1999
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Ann Jean Fantana
Born Jun 13, 1926 in Hamilton, White Pine, Nevada, USA.
Died Dec 2, 2013 in Kellogg, Shoshone, Idaho, USA.
F Daniel A Fantana.
Born Oct 8, 1888 in Poina, Rumänien.
Died Jan 7, 1977 in Hamilton, White Pine, Nevada, USA.

 
 
 
 
 
 
M Mary Isaac.
Born Apr 26, 1902 in Nebraska, USA.
Died Jun 21, 1933 in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, USA.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Biography

Born Jun 13, 1926 in Hamilton, White Pine, Nevada, USA.
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Died Dec 2, 2013 in Kellogg, Shoshone, Idaho, USA.
Life LegacyBeloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and friend, Anna Jean (Fantana) Jones Wilson, 87, of Osburn, Idaho passed away December 2, 2013 at the Shoshone Medical Center of Kellogg. She was born on June 13, 1926 in Hamilton, Nevada to Dumitru Aaron and Mary (Isaak) Fantana, immigrants, Dumitru from Romania and Mary from Germany. Ann lost her mother when she was seven and was raised by her father. Ann’s father was a miner and during the depression Ann and her father lived and traveled throughout the West, from Hamilton to Ely, Nevada, Salt lake City, Wendover, Eureka, Plains and Paradise. From time to time Ann lived with family and friends when her father was working in mining camps not suitable for a young girl. Her tales of mining camps, grit and character, desert living, the days of the depression, new towns and many friends characterized her colorful young life on the road. They eventually settled in Osburn and Ann graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Wallace and from the Sacred Heart Nursing School in Spokane. Ann started working at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, met and married Vernon R. Jones in Missoula and remarried Carl Joe Wilson in 1956. Ann served as a Registered X-Ray and Lab Technician and worked for Drs. Ravelli and Dire and later for the Kellogg Medical Clinic. She was a long time member of the Business and Professional Women and had served as State President and Parliamentarian for many years. Ann attended every State and National BPW convention for over thirty years. She was active in Eastern Star, DAV, Association of Registered Technicians and was a well known activist and Democratic party leader. Ann served on the Osburn City Council, was Vice Chair of the Idaho State Democrat Party and chaired the local Democratic Party. Ann and Joe spent many years hosting political events, supporting and entertaining candidates. She was an Idaho delegate to Presidential conventions and was a friend of and respected by a vast number of politicians of both parties, local, state and federal. Ann was kind to everyone, a legendary caregiver and possessed a big and generous heart. She loved to entertain, ski, garden, pick huckleberries, cook, keep in touch with family and friends, stay involved in politics and enjoy a libation or two with anyone who dropped by. She had a passion for collectibles and antiques and Ann and Joe spent many vacations digging in the Nevada desert for artifacts reminiscent of her childhood. Ann and Joe spent every Spring and Summer holiday weekend at her cabin on Morrell Creek in Montana, cooking and hanging out at the fire pit with family and friends. Ann is survived by sons Dan (Charlene) Jones of Rollins, Montana, Vernon “Bob” (Mary) Jones of Post Falls, Idaho; daughter Sue (John) Cook of Lewiston, Idaho; her grandchildren Marcum and Brittney Jones, Rob and Ryan Jones and Anna Kafka; great-grandchildren Devin and Chylene, Nick, Garrett and Demetrie, Cameron, Grant and Lily; Brother-in-law Paul (MaryLou) Wilson of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; sister-in-law Elaine Drews and family of Osburn. She is also survived by close friends too numerous to list but including pal Phyd Ellingson, Neighbor Arme Bernhardt and family, Bonnie Slater and lifelong friend Beth Sims and of course beloved cat Stubby. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Joe Wilson.

Relationships and children

Married Oct 7, 1944 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
Divorced Jul 22, 1955 in Shelby, Toole, Montana, USA.
Vernon Robert Jones. Born May 9, 1895 in Cando, Towner, North Dakota, USA.
Died Jan 29, 1963 in Montana, USA.
Daniel David Jones. Born Aug 11, 1945 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
Vernon Roberts Jones. Born Jun 12, 1947 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
Susan Ann Jones. Born Nov 2, 1948 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
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Married May 26, 1956 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
Carl Joseph ( Joe ) Wilson. uparrow.png Born Aug 30, 1924 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.
Died about 3 a.m. Jun 13, 2007 in Osburn, Shoshone, Idaho, USA.

Life track

Created Mar 27, 2024 by Gunnar Öhrn using Disgen version 2023.