Anna Lou Hepworth Cram passed away peacefully and returned to Heaven to be with the love of her life on April 20, 2022. Anna was born in Panguitch, Utah on February 3rd, 1944 to Clella Jones and John Keith Hepworth. She spent most of her childhood in Southern Utah. She married Milton John Cram of Fredonia, Arizona on March 9, 1963. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple on December 28, 1976. Anna had six children: Hallie Cram, Corey Cram (Nancy), Cara Brown, Truly Bone, Richard Cram (Amanda), and Evan Cram (Sheena). Family was everything to Anna and she treasured times when everyone could gather together.
Anna spent her adult life in Fredonia, where she enjoyed community and church service. She held many church callings in Relief Society, Primary, and Cub Scouts. She also taught preschool and was involved in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and was president of the local Quilt Guild.
Anna was very talented and excelled at working with her hands. She had an innate sense of design that she used to plan several home addition and remodeling projects to accommodate her growing family. She was a speedy seamstress and regularly made clothes and quilts for her children. Anna was intrigued by the tole painting trend in the 70’s and successfully taught herself the strokes and techniques.
Anna was a renowned collector of antique sun purple glass. In her later years, she and John opened an antique store in Fredonia. She particularly enjoyed sharing her knowledge of antiques and collectibles with visitors.
Anna loved being outdoors and any opportunity to take a day trip out in the countryside. She liked to search for arrowheads and find a chunk of pine gum to chew. Anna spent many summers as a child in Swain’s Creek and loved to return to the mountains often. She had a deep love of animals and throughout her life had many cherished cats, dogs, chickens, cows, and horses.
She loved family pictures and telling stories of her memories. She spent hours organizing and creating photo albums for all her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Keith Levere and a granddaughter Jane Ruth. She is survived by her brother, sister, six children, and eleven grandchildren. In 2014, John and Anna celebrated their golden anniversary. They celebrated a total of 53 years together. Her greatest joys were spent time with her family around her.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM (AZ Time) in the Fredonia Arizona LDS Church, where friends may come to visit with the family starting at 10:00 AM (AZ Time). A family interment service will be held Friday afternoon in the Orderville Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.
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