Charlotte "Ann" Mann

Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Charlotte "Ann" Mann died Feb. 28, 2010, after a period of declining health. She was 81.

She was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Abilene, Texas, to James R. and Frances C. (Yahr) Thornbury. She grew up in North East Oklahoma. She lived most of her adult life in Alaska, where she worked many years for the Alaska Department of Transportation as an engineering assistant.

In 2006, she moved from Arizona to Mustang, Okla., where she was a member of the Unity Church. She was a longtime member of Clowns of America, Juneau Joeys Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Jan Thornbury and Jane Cooney; three husbands, John Compton, Troy Swofford and George "Bill" Mann.

She is survived by one son, Monty Compton and wife, Sherri, of Yukon; three daughters, Frances Compton, of Juneau, Shelley Compton, of Mustang, and Jane Goodrum, of Lakebay, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; one step-son, Gary Sjoroos and wife, Shirley, of Sun City, Ariz.; four step-daughters, Mereta Brown and husband, Derl, of Roseburg, Ore., Teresa Hargis and husband, Bill, of Lakeside, Ore., Pamela Berman and husband, John, of Coos Bay, Ore., and Georgia Mann-Beard, of Roseburg, Ore.; and her dear and only cousin, Helen Blake, of Key Largo, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations be made to a local food bank or humane society. Family may be contacted at 900 First St. No. 11, Douglas, AK 99824.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service in Mustang. Additional memorial services will be held at a later date this summer in Juneau.

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