Annie Pool, 1924 ~ 2009

Annie Jewel Bounds Pool passed away on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Allen Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility. Annie, a nine-year resident of the facility, had many friends among the staff and residents.

She was born Nov. 15, 1924 in Howe, Grayson County, Tex., the oldest child of Andy V. and Urney Dee Bounds The first of her family to complete high school, she graduated from Sherman High School, Sherman, Tex., class of 1942. She married the love of her life, Sidney Melton Pool, son of Andrew and Myrtle Pool of Denison, Tex., on Oct. 20, 1943 in Sherman, Tex.

She spent her life with Sid traveling all over the western states as they raised their family. They settled in Moab in January of 1961.

She was a seamstress by trade and specialized in alterations, offering this to her customers at the Towne House dry cleaners in Moab, at which she worked and then later owned in the late 1960s.

Annie’s devotion, next to her family and her church, the Community Baptist Church, was service to the community. She served on many committees and organizations. She was a member of the Moab Literary Club for over 30 years, serving in every officership in the club and was awarded runner-up for Club Woman of the Year for the state of Utah in 1982 and 1990. Her other civic organizations included Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, League of Women Voters, Democratic Party, Business and Professional Women (BPW Woman of the Year in 1990) and Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

For many years she taught exercise classes at the senior citizen center and also at the extended care. She was an election judge who never missed an election. Her many personal hobbies included knitting, macramé and sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Harrison, of Plano, Tex., and Alice Hartman (Richard), of Harrisburg, Penn.; and one brother, Wesley Bounds (Nancy), of Oklahoma; two daughters, Linda Anderson (Meredith), of Elk Ridge, Utah and Delores Butcher, of Moab; five grandchildren, Mark Moore (Jolene) of Las Vegas, Nev., Cydney Hymas (Wayne) of Moab, Nikki Jeffs (Justin) of Price, Utah, Kristi Sandgren (Jacob) of Elk Ridge, Utah and Tony Anderson of Bullfrog, Utah, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney, her parents, Andy and Dee Bounds and three brothers, Cliffford, Wilbert and Billie Jo Bounds.

Viewing was from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and services were Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary. Pastor Keith Van Arsdol conducted the services. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery next to her husband Sidney.

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