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Christine Ann "Annie" (Lamoreux) Houtchens

Born: Sat., Oct. 2, 1954
Died: Fri., Mar. 13, 2020

Vigil Service

6:00 PM Wed., Jul. 29, 2020
Location: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Jul. 30, 2020
Location: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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Annie, (Mammie) passed away in the loving arms of her Lord, in her home surrounded by family & friends after a long hard fought battle of cancer. Annie was the fifth of seven children born to Allen & Christine Lamoreux, in Missoula MT. Annie spent most of her childhood in Missoula where she graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart Academy in 1972. On October 3, 1975 she married Ray Warner. Together they had three daughters, Leilani, Salena & Jennifer. During her marriage to Ray, they traveled with their daughters to softball tournaments, gymnastics, family camping trips at Seeley Lake, helping their daughters at the fair with their 4-H projects. Annie always made hand sewn Christmas dresses for her girls. Ray & Annie divorced in 1992. After her divorce Annie graduated on May 13, 1995 from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Social Work. Annie then went on to follow her dream to receive a Master’s degree from Walla Walla College. She was part of the first class to graduate from the program on August 8th, 1999. After graduation she went to work at Partners & Home Care, as a Medical Hospice Social Worker and for the State of Montana in the Social Services Department. Annie’s faith in God was like no other. She was a very spiritual person & helped people in any way that she could. She instilled that into her daughters, & grandchildren. She would sing Kumbaya My Lord to her grandchildren and do a blessing on their forehead when it was time to say goodbye, which they would request almost every time they saw her. Annie’s unconditional love and passion for her grandchildren was so true and righteous. Cody, Tristian, Dylan, Peyton, Lilo, & Cash were her life and she cherished every moment she was with them. Every summer “Mammie” would invite all her grandchildren to “Cousins Camp”. Mammie planned out an entire week of activities to do with her grandchildren, including going to Splash Montana, fishing, riding the Carousel, riding the Mountain Line around town, picnics down by the river and camping outside in her yard. What happened at “Cousins Camp”, stayed at “Cousins Camp”! Lani, Salena & Jennifer knew that Mammie had it under control. Every New Year’s Eve she had a party for the grandchildren. She would take them to Pink Grizzly to buy fireworks, she would let them stay up to watch the ball drop & then celebrate. Mammie was always at their sporting events or anything that included her grandchildren. She loved going for rides up in the mountains, picking new spring flowers, Bingo, cooking, sewing, and playing games. She made hand sewn pumpkins, and Christmas trees which she tried to make sure every family member had. When she was younger she loved going dumpster diving with her sisters. She loved going to her best friends Linda Gordon’s cabin on Lake Inez. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters & her brother. Annie is survived by her three daughters, Leilani Warner, Salena Warner, and Jennifer Warner-Loterbauer (Tyler), and 6 grandchildren, Cody Warner, Tristian Gawronski, Dylan & Peyton Hicks, Lilo & Cash Bolenbaugh. She is also survived by her siblings, Judy George (Eddie), Linda Flint, Karyn Herron, Gary Lamoreux, Mary Polinsky, and Ruby Wilson (Mark), several nieces & nephews & great nieces & nephews, and other extended family members including her closet friend Lin Gordon. Annie loved her family very much and knew she was never alone, even during the trying times of her life because God was by her side. To her sisters, brother and friends she will always be remembered as the “Wild Child”. And to her daughters she will always be remembered as their mother who did the best she could. And to her grandchildren her spirit will live on in them.  A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xaiver Catholic Church.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Missoula.  A reception will follow at Bonner Park.

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Robyn Trott
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Annie’s passing. I worked with her at the Missoula OPA. She was caring and kind and had a beautiful crazy booming laugh that was infectious. The world is ever so dimmer without her light. - Robyn Trott

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