Our beloved Mother passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 27, 2017. She was born on January 25, 1935 in Mission City, B.C. to Nicholas and Marie Stech. After marrying Carroll Gustafson in 1952, they made their home and raised a family in Bellingham. Annie retired from the Bellingham School District after 25 years. She enjoyed her retirement traveling, painting, gardening, volunteering, the last few years she enjoyed her backyard chickens. But her biggest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Her husband preceded Annie in death in 2000. She is survived by two sisters and her children; Carol Hamilton, Barbara Forstrom (Stan) and Cary Gustafson (Kimberly). Also Grandchildren; Ryan Forstrom (Carly), Amy Hall (Evan), Carter Gustafson and 4 Great grand daughters. A special thank you to Bert Bevins and Willie DeLaura for all the love and care they have shown to our family. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1pm on Sunday, March 5th with a graveside service and reception at Moles Greenacres (5700 NW Dr, Ferndale). Memorial donations may be made to the Assistance League of Bellingham or the Bellingham Food Bank.