Anne M. Sandquist

Date of Death

Anne M. Sandquist, age 96, of Burkburnett, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Anne, was born in Staten Island, New York, to Augustus and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Koffer, on 24 May 1927. She relocated to California in the 1930s and attended La Cañada and Pasadena schools. As a child and through her teens, she was raised in a home on Foothill Boulevard, from Assemblyman Frank Lanterman. The house remained home to her mother (Minnie Brown, founder of Mins Kitchen and stepfather Ben Brown, founder of Browns Roofing) until the home was claimed to make way for commercial buildings.
She was employed as a telephone exchange operator during WWII. During this timeframe, she met her future husband, a young sailor who visited town with a family relative. After the war, she married William Howard Sandquist of Winfield, Iowa. In 1947, they settled in La Cañada, California, living in a carriage house, a turn of the century Victorian house on Curran Street before building their dream home in the early 1960s on Indiana Avenue. Anne was an avid hiker of local and national mountain trails, and a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader in the mid-1960s through early 1970s. She was employed at Sports Chalet and in her off-time enjoyed adventures with the “motorhome ladies” as she referred to them. In 2009, she relocated to Texas, to begin a new chapter in life. She often recalled in detail the history and beauty of La Cañada Flintridge, and the surrounding communities from her childhood years to the day she left.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter Trinka; a son Casey; two grandchildren Angel and Ray, and great-grandchild Sarenytie.
Anne is survived by her son Erik and wife Connie, and numerous family members, including grandchildren Tina, Erik Jr., and Monica, and 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind many close friends and neighbors from her life in La Cañada Flintridge, Wichita Falls and Burkburnett communities.
A private service will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas, for her end-of-life needs, prayers, and care. Those wishing, please donate to a hospice nonprofit at a location near you.