Born Jan. 25, 1915, in Midway, to John Nicholas Lundin and Emma Durtschi. Anna graduated from Wasatch High as Salutatorian, graduated from Stevens Henager Business College. She worked as a legal secretary and retired after 21 years of service at Hill Air Force Base as a Head Procurement Officer. She married Enoch Leroy Tripp on July 22, 1938, in Lima, Montana. Soon after, they moved with their three children to San Diego, CA. The events of World War II prompted Leroy to enlist in the Army and he was soon sent overseas. His 41st infantry advanced from Normandy to the German border where Lee was killed on Nov. 20, 1944. He left Anna with three little children. She worked at the airplane factory as a “Rosy Riveter” in San Diego. She met and married Floyd K. Petersen and moved to Cochranton, PA, where they had three more children. Anna ran a 100 acre farm with every animal imaginable and a huge orchard and garden. She taught her six children by example. She also drove the school bus to pay for our music, dance and sports lessons. She always made time to ski, swim, picnic and horseback ride with us. After 10 years on the farm she moved back to Utah and the beautiful Heber Valley, where she lived for two years. She moved to Ogden for employment and lived in Riverdale, UT, for over 40 years. There she raised two more granddaughters, and adopted a great-grandson when she was 71. She leaves her family with a rich legacy of hard work and caring for her family, friends and neighbors. She loved to play as hard as she worked. Her favorite hobbies were, dancing, swimming, golfing, skiing, camping, traveling, reading and playing cards. She taught all of her grandkids how to golf, ski and enjoy a life of activity. Anytime her grandkids ski or golf, they will always remember and appreciate the great times they had with grandma Anna. Her spunk and spirit will always be remembered. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law for seven years and recently went to live at the Maple Mountain Assisted Living Center where she loved and greatly appreciated all of her friends and caregivers. She especially loved Jerry Peck for his many acts of kindness and loving care. Her life mottos were, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” love and care for your family, friends and neighbors and “Keep moving!” As a family we are so blessed to have Anna in our lives. We will forever cherish our memories of her and remember her for her constant love of family and the many sacrifices she made for all of us. She left us a rich legacy.
She is survived by John Tripp (son), Salt Lake City; Sylvia (Steve) Dayton (daughter), Springville; Kathleen Petersen (daughter), Cheyenne, WY; Darlene (Ed) Arledge, Valley Center, CA; Julie (Bill) Vaught, Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Julia (Reuel) Janson, Missoula, MT;
17 grandchildren: Collin Tripp Deborah Jones, Evelyn Hashlamoun, Brett Emmett, Jewel Martinez, Camilla Martinez, Kevin Dayton, Kraig Dayton, Bradly Dayton, Dennis Dayton, Devon Petersen, Angela Hart, Amy Hart and David Vaught.
Twenty great-grandchildren: Jordan Konkol, Becky Hashlamoun, James Bybee, Maddison, Austin, Camden, Savannah, Hudson, Chelsianne, Jentry, Chase, Tanner, Tate, Cole, Audrey, Aidan, Lily, Abby, William, and Calvin Dayton.
Preceded in death by daughter, Gloria Emmett; brothers: John, Anton, Andrew Lundin, and sisters: Betty (Emma) Lloyd, Vera Lee, Lucinda Jensen, Mamie Byer, Laura Keele; granddaughters: Denise Diamond and Bonnie Emmett, husbands: Floyd Petersen, Claine Humphries and Enoch Tripp.
A private, family funeral was held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Legacy Funeral Home. Burial was in the Heber City Cemetery.