On Saturday, March 19, 2011 longtime community member Anna Sebring passed away.
Sebring, 91, was born and raised in the Lake Stevens community. She lived in Lake Stevens most of her life and watched the community change to what it is today.
She attended Lake Stevens High School, when it was located where North Lake Middle School is. She was special to all of her friends at Ashley Pointe and to many in the community.
No matter what kind of person someone was, she would always find the positive side to them. She was a friend to everyone she met, and gave out hugs on a daily basis. She appreciated every aspect of life. She was an honest person and didn’t mind speaking her mind, and people respected her for it.
Sebring spent her time in Lake Stevens practicing photography with her husband most of her life. Sebring’s husband, Larry passed away at the age of 89 in 1992. They had four children, Retta, their only daughter, and three sons: David, Roy, and Jim. She married Larry when she was just 18.
She and her husband took many courses in photography at University of Washington, and even taught courses at Everett Community College.
Sebring was a member of many groups including the South Lake Stevens Grange, where she would regularly attend the Friday Senior Luncheon.
For a little over a year, she would also attend the senior luncheon where she met many friends, including Watermelon Wilma. Another club that Sebring was a part of was the Pilchuck Camera Club, where she was a life member. She and Larry created the newsletter called “The Pilchucker” for the camera club.
She was a member of the Photographic Society of America, and was a member of the local Mountaineers club, as well as a life member of the Disabled Veterans of America Association.