Ann Racine | Death notice | thepublicopinion.com
ESTES PARK, Colo .– Ann (Annie) Melva Racine, 73, of Estes Park, Colo., Died at her home in Longmont, Colo. On April 10, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Ann was born on May 1, 1947 in Watertown, South Dakota, to Roger and Melva Pederson. Ann graduated from Watertown High School, Class of 1965. She spent her undergraduate and graduate summers at Kampeska Lake as a swim instructor and Red Cross lifeguard. After graduating from high school, she worked at her parents’ travel agency, Pederson Travel Service, then moved to Boulder, Colorado, where she worked for Travel Center.
In the late 1970s, Ann joined Range Realty in Estes Park. She acquired Range Realty in the late 1980s. In 1987, she was the official broker for the company and established Range Reality as a leading property management company in the resort community.
Ann was active with the Estes Park Quota Club, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to helping people with hearing and speech disabilities as well as disadvantaged women and children. She has also led fundraising efforts to provide state-of-the-art emergency vehicles for use by Estes Park Medical Center. Ann loved helping people and had a reputation for being pure fun, the “life of any party” – she had a million dollar laugh.
Ann is survived by her husband, David Racine, her children Darren (Leslie) Rosener and Stacy Rosener. She was affectionately known as Nana by her grandchildren, Paul and Lela. She has three sisters, Jane (Richard) Hegstrom of Crownsville, Maryland, Remona (Ken) Toyama of Kanagawa-ken, Japan, Margaret (Robert) Spears of Watertown, South Dakota, and a brother, Larry (Cheryl) Pederson of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Her parents and brother, Roger (Merry) Pederson of Amherst, South Dakota, preceded Ann in death.
No funeral service is planned at this time.