Annie Rena Bos went to be with her Savior early in the morning of Nov. 12, 2020, at Grangeville Health & Rehab.
Annie was born to Kryn and Sadie (Rose) Gortsema on May 14, 1923, near Grangeville, Idaho. She was the fifth of nine children and the older of two girls. Her earliest memories were of living on the Windmill Ranch west of town, but the family moved when her parents bought their own farm in 1931. The stories she would later tell of her childhood were rich with details of life at that time: learning to milk cows, doing laundry with a hand-crank washing machine, haying with Jackson forks, riding in the family’s Model T on a cracker box between the seats, and walking over the cow pasture to visit nearby neighbors. She attended the country school through the eighth grade, and later earned her GED.
In 1947, she began to