August 24, 2018 at 3:45pm

Ann L. Spaulding ObituaryMemorial for Ann Levey Spaulding ’66

Ann L. Spaulding, 73, of Byron passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Generations at Neighbors in Byron. She was born in Rockford, IL on July 6, 1944; the daughter of Alfred and Phyllis (Ackra) Levey. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Millikin University and her master's degree from NIU. Ann loved children and that showed as she dedicated her life to teaching elementary students in Byron, Franklin Center and Verona, WI, and was also a swim instructor. She was concerned about others and took a sign language course so that she could better communicate with the hearing impaired. She was a great photographer, enjoyed gardening, and loved dogs; especially her dog, Sunny. She was a reader and was part of a book club at the Julia Hall Library in Stillman. But, above all she was a devoted and loving grandmother. Ann is survived by her sons, Reed (Karen) Spaulding of Byron, Randall (Kima) Spaulding of Villa Park, and Curtis (Andrea) Spaulding of Rockford; grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Brandon) Truckenmiller, Hunter Lemke, Quintin Spaulding, Brenna Lemke, Ryder Spaulding, Bryson Spaulding, Faith Spaulding, Noah Spaulding, Roman Spaulding, Zackery Rouse, Ashlynne Spaulding, and Gabriella Spaulding; great-grandson, Zane; brothers, Jim (Evelyn) Levey of Bremerton, WA and Richard (Jennifer) Levey of Mesa, AZ; nieces and nephew, Melinda, Cynthia, Hannah, And David; and special cousin, Sherri. She is predeceased by her parents. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her wonderful neighbors who were always available to give her a helping hand.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron, with Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials are established in her name.

Published in Rockford Register Star from June 18 to June 20, 2018

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