Anna Lee Preston (Ann or Annie), born December 14, 1932 in Sacramento, CA, passed away surrounded by loving family and friends on November 12, 2019.
She loved the Monterey Peninsula, first moving to Carmel from Southern California with husband James F. (Jim) Preston and daughter Jane in 1959. Though the family moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1967, Ann always returned to the Peninsula, living in Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Seaside and Pacific Grove for almost 50 years.
Ann graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and Sacramento Junior College. She had a long career and a community of close friends in the hotel industry in Carmel and Monterey, primarily at the Normandy Inn and Monterey Inn.
She will always be remembered by her daughter Jane Preston and son-in-law Michael Muller of Medford, Massachusetts, niece Sherry Ruxton of Woodside, CA and dear devoted friends on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond.
Jane and Michael are deeply thankful for our friends Sharon Clark of Seaside and Jerry Kilgallon of Monterey who will always be part of Ann’s family. We are grateful to the incredibly caring staff of the Del Monte Residential Assisted Living in Pacific Grove where Ann lived her last year, and to Heartland Hospice.
Services will be private. Contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where she was a charter member and where she spent many happy days with friends and family.
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