Pam Hall (Erickson)
Annetta and I would walk home from Grade School thru High School together and talk about everything under the sun.We spoke about God and if he lived in everyone's hearts he must be cut into very small pieces..something we just couln't understand in the 2nd grade. But as we grew up, so did our understanding of Life and God. Annetta was my first 'spiritual sister'. We spoke about the importance doing meaningful things in life as it was a gift. And how important it was to do our best to be loving and kind to everyone..as Jesus taught. When she moved to Coupville, I loved 'going home' for the weekend ..to be with her and her sisters. We would put on a record and all of us girls would sing and dance 'theatrically'...til tears of laughter would run down her mom & dad's faces!! They had 5 girls and always made me feel like a 6th sister.Annetta and I kept in touch after HS. We were able to have play dates with our kids. Sharing life's ups and downs. I would visit her mom regularly as I commuted along I5. Her Mom loved her girls so much. It was so hard on her and us when we buried Annetta after breast cancer took her life too early. She lived to see both her children happily married. I miss like a sister!
I remember Annetta as always being so kind and accepting. I didin't remember when she left my school, but I do remember this. I had some difficult home times and felt different from others. I did not feel different or left out with her.
Beth Haley (Tesh)
To Annetta's family,
I'm late in writing this and am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful woman with a special spirit. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. My heart goes out to you.