Anna Bachman Barton passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of November 22, 2012 due to natural causes. “Anne,” as she was called by her friends and family, was a loving mother of 4 daughters.
She was born on July 10, 1917 in Pennsylvania as Anna Martha Bukowski. She graduated East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree and later earned her Master’s Degree at UCLA. Anne was a Veteran of WWII and had held the rank of First Lieutenant.
She married Clyde Orion Bachman in Reading, Pennsylvania where she gave birth to 2 daughters. They moved to Playa del Rey, California in 1953, had 2 more daughters and raised the children in their home near the ocean. Anne loved living near the beach.
Anne was a sports enthusiast and played golf and went bowling with Clyde. She pitched softball during college and professionally. Anne taught Physical Education at Hawthorne High School for 23 years. Retiring in 1976 she moved to Honolulu Hawaii.
Anne met George Barton in Waikiki and they were married in 1987. Anne and George enjoyed playing tennis together and walking to all the events in Waikiki.
Anne is loved by her family and she lived a long and accomplished life. While she will be missed, we will all remember Anne with positive thoughts. Anne is survived by 4 daughters: Carol, Gerri, Wynnie and Jill; and 2 sons-in-law: Mark and Dennis. Also 7 grandchildren: Duane, Joleen, Kelsey, Damon, Kyle, Elia, Arielle, and 6 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooke, Nicholas, Natalie, Taylor and Kylie.
Anne’s family will have a private memorial but no public services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: The Ilikai Protestant Chapel, P.O. Box 15159, Honolulu, HI 96830, Administrative Coordinator Carol Oliver.