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Ann Nordman

September 6, 1932 July 27, 2012
Ann Nordman
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Ann J. Nordman, 79, of Altus, OK, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at English Village Nursing Home where she had been residing for the past 5 " years. She was born on September 6, 1932, in Sacramento, CA the only child of Earl and Lorraine Pollock. Ann graduated from Placerville California High School at the age of 15. She attended College of Pacific in Stockton, CA and Whitworth College in Spokane, WA before graduating with a nursing degree from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. She spent several years as a public health nurse before moving to Dallas, TX to receive training at Baylor Medical Center to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She scored in the top 1% in the nation on her board exam.

In October 1967, following several months as an instructor at Baylor, Ann moved to Altus, OK to administer anesthesia at Jackson County Memorial Hospital which she did for nearly 25 years. She then did the billing and filed insurance claims for a group of local anesthetists before the onset of Alzheimers disease required her to retire.

A deeply religious person, Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Altus. Besides being an extremely talented singer, she was also an accomplished seamstress. Ann"s main hobby was making clothing and costumes for her daughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Matthew. She is survived by four daughters: Lizabeth Sprenger and husband Butch of Deephaven, MN, Diane Scott of Colorado Springs, CO, Donna Griffin and husband Dale of Shawnee, OK, and Shannon Hess and husband Fred of Gilbert, AZ. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and by her husband Will of Altus.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 30, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Altus with Rev. David Player officiating. Burial will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

On line tributes may be made to the family at

11:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

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