Anna Mae (Mitchell) Dew

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Anna Mae (Mitchell) Dew, age 92, passed away on August 21, 2019 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive.

At her request, an informal reception honoring her life will be held at the Yellowstone River Inn in Glendive on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. Her friends and acquaintances are invited to come and share their memories. Her ashes were buried next to her husband Thomas Dew in the military plot at the Fairview Cemetary in Hardin on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Anna lived a long and busy life. Being an excellent student she skipped grades and graduated at age 16 from Rock Springs High in 1944. On May 21, 1944 she married Thomas G. Dew in Rock Springs, Wyo. Tom was in the army for two years, so they traveled to places like Texas and Wisconsin where she worked in a battery factory making war supplies.

In 1946 they returned to Wyoming and welcomed into their lives their only child Sandra Dew.

Tom and Anna lived on the Black Butte Ranch on the “Upper Green” with Tom’s mom and dad Pat and Roxie Dew. Eventually they bought the ranch. In 1955 Anna and her little brother Billy were in a car wreck causing her to spend the next two and a half years in the Salt Lake or Rock Springs hospitals and physical problems for the rest of her life. Over the years she had numerous surgeries but always kept her positive attitude and determination.

In 1959 they sold the ranch and moved to Pinedale and opened a bowling alley which they ran until 1965. In 1966 they purchased a music and vending business in Hardin, Mont. where they lived until their retirement in 1980 and then traveling the country in a motor home, spending the winters in Las Vegas. They also traveled to Australia and Brazil. Anna and her mother Emma made a trip to Wales to visit relatives. Even after Tom’s passing in 1999 she traveled to Europe with some Glendive friends and her granddaughter Daphne Meyers. They were “best friends” and she was shattered to lose Daphne on January 17, 2017. Through her treatments for breast cancer the last three years she kept a strong and positive attitude.

Anna lived with Sandy and Dennis Snow and her best friend “Snickers” until April 2019 when she moved to EMVH.

She is survived by her daughter Sandy Snow and son-in-law Dennis Snow of Glendive; grandson, Darren (DeVonna) Snow of Bismarck, N.D.; grandchildren Craig, Alexis and Reece Snow of Bismarck and Jacob Meyers of New Jersey; a special cousin, Alta Faler; four nephews, one niece and numerous cousins. She also leaves many friends, especially Roberta Clump, Connie Undem, Myrna Kintz and Carol Metzger who visited her often.

Her family appreciates the great care she received from Carlene Gaub, Dr. Hunter and the Home Health and Hospice nurses and the entire staff at EMVH.

Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice or to the porcupine exhibit built in honor of Daphne Meyers at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, N.D.