Ann Elizabeth Shoemaker Workman

Friday, Dec. 01, 2023
Ann Elizabeth Shoemaker Workman
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Ann Elizabeth Shoemaker Workman

January 9, 1936 ~ November 10, 2023

Ann Elizabeth Shoemaker Workman peacefully passed away on November 10, 2023, due to complications from pneumonia. She was surrounded by her loving family as she began her new journey.

Ann was born January 9, 1936, in New York City to Raymond and Amanda Brodman Shoemaker. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. After graduating from Johns Hopkins in 1957, Ann took a nursing job in Denver, Colorado. On a blind date, she met the love of her life Kenneth (Kenny-the-Kid) Workman. Ken and Ann were happily married for almost 60 years before Ken passed away in October 2019.  

Shortly after Ken and Ann were married, they moved to Ogden, where Ken worked at Hill Air Force Base. They relocated to Roy, where they raised their family.  Ann worked as a nurse at St. Benedict’s Hospital, Weber Memorial Hospital, and finished her nursing career as a case manager for the State of Utah. After retirement, Ann continued to volunteer in a nursing role at The Ogden Rescue Mission and other ministry organizations.

Ann was honored to be a nurse, caring for others, and serving underprivileged people. Ann also was a Girl Scout Leader. She encouraged her family to participate in sports as she herself was an avid swimmer, bowler, hiker, camper and golfer. She enjoyed leisure games, and her greatest passion was Cribbage.

Ann is survived by her five children Tamara (Jerry) Gonsiewski, Robert (Julia), Raymond (Michelle), Michael (Susan) and Jennifer (Peter) Thomas; sister Mary Noyes; brother Bruce Shoemaker; sisters-in-law Gay Keeble and Thelma Gasto; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.

 A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center, 170 South University Street, Salt Lake City. Visiting time with the family will begin at 10 a.m. Ann will be laid to rest with her beloved Ken in a private family ceremony at Mount Olivet Cemetery following the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Ogden Rescue Mission in her memory. Donations can be made at Checks can be mailed to 2775 Wall Ave., Ogden, UT 84401, in honor of Ann Workman.

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