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Anna Y. Tiedeman

June 19, 1919 September 3, 2019
Anna Y. Tiedeman
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Anna Yates Tiedeman, 100, passed away peacefully at the Sussman House, September 3, 2019, in Rockport, Maine, with her three children by her side. Born on June 19, 1919, in Perry, Iowa, to Arthur and Louise Yates as the fifth of six children. She spent her first ten years in Perry, Iowa, and then moved to Wausau, Wisconsin, where she spent her high school years.

During WWII, she was a member of the Signal Corps and met her husband, Fredrick William Tiedeman. They married in Wausau, Wisconsin, December 28, 1946. Anna and Fredrick moved to Westfield, NJ, where they raised their family, and Anna was a member of the Westfield Presbyterian Church. They had the wonderful opportunity to move to Japan from 1968 to 1970 for Fredricks’ work. These two years were the best years of her life. The overseas experience was the gift of a lifetime that Anna embraced with both arms. Upon returning to the United States, they lived in Bedford, Virginia, for 22 years overlooking her beloved Blue Ridge Mountains.

After her husbands’ passing, Anna moved to Harrisonburg, VA, and then to Camden, Maine in 2003. Her first love was always Virginia.
Anna was an avid quilter and stitched cross stitch. All of her children have quilts that were hand quilted by her loving hands. She was a talented seamstress and a great cook as well. Anna was a volunteer at Bedford Hospital, and was always a giving member and volunteer to the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Anna was a loving, wonderful Mother!

Anna is survived by her children, Charles (and wife Pati) Asbury, NJ, Jane (and husband William Hopwood) Elkins, NH, Glenn (and wife Celeste) Ashland, Vriginia. Grandchildren: Anna Hopwood Blanton, Placerville, CO, Taite Hopwood, Gibsonia, PA, Trevor Hopwood, Eliot, ME, Matthew Tiedeman, Milford, NJ, Katie Rogers, Glen Burnie, MD, James Tiedeman, Philadelphia, PA, Arthur Tiedeman, Boyton Beach, FL and Audrey Tiedeman, Austin, TX. Anna was blessed with 9 Great Grandchildren, Lila Hopwood, Julia Hopwood, Emeilia Hopwood, Exton Hopwood, Charlotte Hopwood, Brady Hopwood, Harper Blanton, Troy Tiedeman, and Alycia Tiedeman.

The family extends a thank you to all the staff at Quarry Hill in Camden, Maine and a special thank you to the staff at The Sussman House in Rockport, Maine, for their love and caring in Anna’s final days.

A private celebration of Anna’s life will take place in October 2020 overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations and gifts may be sent to: Bedford Presbyterian Church 105 W. Main St. Bedford, VA 24523


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