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Ann Wyatt

November 10, 2021

Obituary

Ann Wyatt, 93, of Baker City, died on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Baker City.  A celebration of life will be held at the Episcopal Church in Baker City, OR in the spring of 2022, time and date TBA.

Margaret Ann Wyatt was born in Billings, MT November 11, 1927 to parents Katherine and Henry Miller.  It was here that she developed her love for wild creatures.

Ann married Jacob “Jake” Wyatt MD July 12, 1949 in Mission, KS.  Jake was the Director of Child Health Division for the Idaho Health Department and Ann was a housewife plus PTA Stunt Night enthusiast, avid gardener, seamstress, and published writer, playwright, and poet.  She enrolled at Boise State University in the late 60’s to obtain her Associate degree in Medical Records and worked at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and the VA Medical Center.  Jake and Ann spent most of their married life in Boise, ID.  Jake died in 1984.

Ann loved to volunteer.  When she was 72, she was still actively volunteering for the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Botanical Society, Idaho Dance Theater, Malheur Field Station, and the Morrison Center at Boise State University.  In 1998 she completed the Boise Citizens Police Academy course where she was dubbed “Annie Oakley” because she was a crack shot on the firing range.  She was also an avid racewalker winning many races in the Boise area.  Ann adored wildlife, birds and wild lands.

In August of 2000, Ann was honored by Regence BlueShield as Idaho’s Ageless Hero in the Vigor and Vitality category for being a truly inspirational senior.  An essay written to nominate Ann for this prestigious award shared, “Ms. Wyatt is no stranger to close calls.  She barely survived acute mountain sickness while trekking in Nepal.  While visiting Antarctica on a Russian research ship her inflatable raft was nudged by an adult humpback whale.”

Ann had a thirst for knowledge. She toured a dozen different countries from Siberia to Antarctica, India to Uruguay.  She participated in medical studies including a 15-year cancer screening study.  It is fitting that Ann’s final and selfless request was to have her body donated to Oregon Health & Science University to further their medical education and research programs.  

Ann was preceded in death by her husband Jake and parents.

She is survived by her daughter Jill Wyatt, Baker City; and sons:  Mark Wyatt, San Diego, CA and Scott Wyatt, Anchorage, Alaska.

For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Ann the family suggests: Malheur Field Station, your favorite bird or environmental group, or heart disease charity through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com


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