Ann C. Hallquist, 69, of Rochester N.Y., formerly of Jamestown N.Y., passed away at home, with her son at her side in Rochester N.Y., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2012, following her courageous battle with cancer. Ann is dearly loved and will be remembered always as a caring and thoughtful person by her family and her many friends.
Born to Thure R. And Jessie C. Pearson on April 14, 1943, in San Diego Calif., Ann returned with her parents to their hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., at the end of World War II. Ann grew up in the Jamestown area, graduated from Southwestern Central School in 1961. She at-tended Fredonia State University in pursuit of her bachelor's degree in education. Ann married R. Terry Hallquist in 1964, and they moved between Jamestown and Rochester several times following their careers until finally settling in Rochester in 1984. Ann worked in both the Jamestown and Rochester school districts over the years in various administrative and teaching positions. During her lifetime Ann enjoyed many hobbies including many forms of art, but most especially in her final years quilting.
Ann and Terry had one son, Todd, born to them in Rochester N.Y., in 1966. Following the unexpected passing of her husband Terry in 1992, Ann returned to Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., to acquire her teaching certification, after which she was employed as an elementary grade teacher at the Rochester City School District until her retirement from School 36 in 2008. She was an active part of the school, loved her chosen career, the children she taught, and had great admiration and respect for her coworkers.
Surviving Ann are her son, Todd E. Hallquist of Rochester N.Y., her granddaughter, Cpl. Tilor Ann Hallquist; her grandson Lance Cpl. Trevor Scott Hallquist (Abigail Hanson); and the grandchildren's mother Tina Hallquist of Jamestown. Both of Ann's grandchildren are serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and are currently deployed on the 15th MEU and 24th MEU (respectively). In addition, Ann is survived by her brother, Richard (Nealey) Pearson of Jamestown N.Y.; her niece Erin (Jack) Harnas of Corning N.Y.; her nephew Eric T. Pearson of Austin Texas; her great-niece, Brooke Harnas of Corning N.Y.; and a great-nephew Drake Harnas of Corning N.Y.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband Terry of 28 years; her parents; both her maternal and paternal grandparents; along with her beloved dog, Sydney.
No visitation will be ob-served, The family will announce a service at a later date, when her grandchildren are able to attend.
Memorial donations in Ann's name may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice (Rochester, NY); your local animal shelter or a charity of choice.
Ann was dearly loved, and her presence in so many lives will be dearly missed. Farewell until we meet again.
Online condolences welcomed at: www.CrawfordFuneralHome.com.