By HDN Staff
SPOKANE, Wash. Annette Granier passed away in Spokane on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., with Father Robert McNeese, celebrant. Following a
reception at Bozarth Retreat Center, 12415 Fairwood Dr., interment will take place at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall.
She was born to Frank and Mary (Lence) Granier on Sept. 24, 1940, in Havre.
Annette graduated from Gonzaga University in 1962 and began a 37-year career in public education, including service in 1963-66 as an instructor at a teacher's college in Zambia, Africa and completion of a doctorate in education in 1991 at the University of Northern Colorado. A resident of the Spokane area for more than 30 years, Annette served the community as teacher, counselor, principal, and administrator, retiring in 1999 as assistant superintendent of Cheney Public Schools.
Her vibrant spirit touched the lives of many students, parents, colleagues, friends and family members, and she will be missed dearly.
Annette is survived by her mother, Mary Granier of Havre; her daughter, Lisa Metcalfe (and Donovan Puffer) of Spokane, Wash.; her son, Joseph Metcalfe of Washington, D.C.; her sister Carmela (and David) Hughes of Laguna Niguel, CA; her brothers Louis (and Trish) Granier of Carson City, Nev., James (and Judie) Granier of Littleton, Colo., and Frank (and Libby) Granier of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Poor Clare Nuns, 4419 N. Hawthorne St., Spokane, WA 99205.