Ann E. Briggs, 2:00 PM, Monday, April 10, 201708-Apr-2017
Ann E. Briggs went to her heavenly home, to be welcomed by her Lord and Savior on April 8, 2017. She was born in Oakland, California to Frank and Catherine Gordon. She married Michael H. Briggs in 1950 and she began the life of a Navy wife as they resided in various cities across the U.S., settling in Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Frank and Rich Gordon, her sister Pat Olson, two sons-in-law Mike Novotny and Johnny Maldonado, and great-grandson Ryan Briggs, Jr. She is survived by her husband Mike of 66 years and their seven children: Cathy Wallace (Mike), Vicki Smith (Dan), Mike Briggs (Tammy), Jan McDonough (Mike), Cindy Novotny-Sieber (Tim), Sharon Maldonado, and Patty Forehand (Jerry); 20 grandchildren and their spouses, 27 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.
Ann was an active member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church for 47 years where she sang in the choir for over 40 years. She loved her volunteer work with Mobile Meals through her church and at the Southwest Medical Center Gift Shop. She was a Gold Pin recipient for donating 157 gallons of blood from 1980 to 2010. Her quick wit and generous spirit will be dearly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make a blood donation to OBI to honor Ann’s legacy. Services will be held Monday, April 10, 2017, 2 p.m., at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. 8200 S. Pennsylvania. Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home.