May 19, 1918-Feb. 5, 2009
Anna W. Rock (Omaayawibiikwe), 90, of Waubun, died Thursday, February 5, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
Anna White was born to Dan G. and Mary (Dunn) White on May 19, 1918 in Cass Lake, Minn. She was raised in the Leech Lake area. She married Reuben Rock on Dec. 31, 1934. They made their home in White Earth, where Reuben was the priest at Breck Memorial Episcopal Church in Ponsford. Anna adopted Christianity and was baptized in the Episcopal Church at Pine Point. She was a member there until Reuben passed away. She later moved to Waubun.
Anna was employed by the White Earth Band of Chippewa as a community health worker for many years. She enjoyed working with everyone and made friends from the contacts through her employment. She retired, but missed work so much she came out of retirement and worked until she was 79 years old.
Anna enjoyed jingle dress dancing, attending pow wows and dancing whenever she could. She was a member of the Ojibwe singers. She provided support and courage to many families during times of grief. She was a member of the White Earth elders and attended elders' conferences. Anna also enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anna enjoyed life and was
game for anything!
Anna will be remembered and missed by her five children, Samuel Rock of Waubun, John (Hanna) Rock of Bemidji, Mary Rose (Andrew) Favorite of Waubun, Stella E. Rock of St. Paul and Anna (Tom) Magoris of Park Rapids; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Preceding Anna in death were her parents; husband Reuben; two sons, Reuben and Melvin; grandchildren Jennifer Rock and Robert M. Rock; great grandsons Joshua Hooker and Travis Lloyd Rock; as well as three brothers and one sister.
Visitation for Anna will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, and continue up until the time of services Monday at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Old Pine Point School.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.daviddonehower.com.