Funeral Mass for Anna Washut, 95 year old former Buffalo woman who passed away March 13th in Spokane, Washington where she had been living with her daughter, will be celebrated from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as Celebrant at a later date to be announced.
Anna E. Washut was born on December 23, 1915 to Angela E. and Antonio S. Silva in Buffalo, Wyoming. She grew up on Clear Creek, Crazy Woman, and in Buffalo and attending both grade school and high school there. Following high school she went to work for the Burt Griggs law firm.
In 1937 Anna married George W. Washut, who preceded her in death in 1995 after 58 years of marriage. They lived in Buffalo until 1992 when they moved to Torrington, WY to be closer to family. Together they owned and operated Washut’s Propane Service until they retired. She was active at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church playing the organ and directing the choir, Altar and Rosary Society, Community Concerts, and sewing numerous costumes for school plays and concerts. She loved to play the piano and organ and tend to the gardens in her yard. Her pride and joy was her home at 590 N. Burritt where she raised her 5 girls.
She is survived by their five daughters and son-in-laws: Georgia and Phil Smith of Houston, TX; Connie and Larry Pabst of Rapid City, SD; Deanna and John McRae of Spokane, WA; Joan and Rich Lawrence of Commerce, TX; and Carolyn and Rich Campbell of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Jim Pabst, Kathy Smith, Mike Smith, Steve Pabst, Mike Lawrence, Karla Smith-Swann, Vanessa McRae-Rice, Jamie Lawrence-Olson, Jason McRae, Matt Lawrence, Danielle Campbell-Voorhees, Meghan Campbell, and Angela Campbell; great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Johnathan, Justin, Anna, Alyssa, Lizzy, Madeline, Sophia, Ian, Alise, Delaney, Nicola, Kaley, Jacob, Camille, Brendan, London, Audrey, Oliver, AJ, and Bell. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom live in the area.
She was preceded in death by her parents Angela and Antonio Silva, her sister Angeline Galbreath, her brother Manuel Silva, and one grandchild Christopher McRae.
Funeral mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and burial in Willow Grove Cemetery will be held in Buffalo, WY at a later date.