Anne F. Carvalho, 101, passed peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2012, in her home in Medford, Ore., surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 1, 1910, in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. Anne was the thirteenth child out of 15 of John and Mary Gloria (Correia Picanco) Fernandez.
When Anne was a young child, her family moved from Maui to Honolulu, Hawaii. While visiting friends in Hilo, Hawaii, she met Edwin B. Carvalho, whom she married shortly thereafter in 1936. They lived in Hilo until Edwin was drafted in the Army, and had to move to Oahu, where their two children, Dianne and Kenneth, were born. After World War II ended, they moved back to Hilo, where they lived until Anne moved to Medford, Ore., in 1984, to be near her two
Anne worked for the Board of Water Supply in Hilo for 27 years. Prior to that, she was a secretary for The Normal School (which later became the University of Hawaii) on both Oahu and the big island of Hawaii, giving her 35 years service with the state of Hawaii. She was a wonderful mother and a fabulous cook. She enjoyed knitting house slippers for the entire family. In the last few years of her life, she enjoyed making yarn hangers, and showing her grandchildren how to make them.
Anne's life revolved around her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, who passed away in 1974; her parents; and her 14 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Dianne G. (Fred) Fiebelkorn, and Kenneth J. (Jeannine) Carvalho, both of Medford, Ore; grandchildren, Denise (Curt) Barnes, Neill (Ellen) Carvalho, Donna (Arlen) Heath (her loving caregiver for the past 5 years), Edwin
Rapoza, and Renee (Lopaka) Colon; one stepgranddaughter, Deborah Gabbert; six great-grandchildren, Amberly Pierce, Andrew Pierce, Cheyene Heath, Richard Wolgamott, Taylor Wolgamott, and Imani Colon; and one great-greatgrandson, Keyton Pierce. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws in Hawaii and on the mainland.
The family will be having a private memorial and celebration of life.