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Annie Marie (Polnick) Vick
Feb 19, 1929 – Feb 24, 2018
Hamilton – Annie Vick (age 89) of Hamilton went to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by loving family at the Marcus Daly Hospice Center. Annie was born in Fedor, TX to Henry and Hedwig Polnick.
Annie grew up in the depth of the Great Depression. Fedor, TX consisted of one grocery store and a cotton gin. When she was old enough she worked at the grocery store for $ 1.00 a day. That money was given to her father to support the family. From a very young age she picked cotton, every day except on Sundays. Annie did manage to go to a local small school through the eighth grade, after that she spent most days picking cotton to help support the family. Her parents had eight children that were all born at home, 3 boys and 5 girls. Annie was second youngest.
In June 1949, Annie married Raynold Vick in Tyler, TX. They were blessed with two sons, Michael and Barry and one daughter Roberta. In 1972, Raynold, Annie and Roberta moved to Montana.
For many years the family made their home in Corvallis, MT. This is where Annie mastered the art of growing huge gardens and canning the fruits of her labor. She loved taking produce down to Grace Lutheran Church to share with anyone in need. Corvallis is also where she baby sat many children; she loved them all as her own.
In 1991, they moved into Canyon View Apartments in Hamilton. Annie lived there even after Raynold passed. She loved her life at Canyon View for 22 years. She made true friends, played pinochle, shared meals and most importantly cared for one another.
Annie’s greatest joy was her grandchildren. She never missed any of their sports activities. She saved every article out of the paper. Everyone knew she was Jessica Huseby’s grandmother and kept Canyon View current on Jessica’s home run count. She also wanted everyone to go to the best dental hygienist in Hamilton, Amanda Brady. Annie shared all her gardening secrets with Amanda.
The one thing Annie loved most in life was her church and church family. She was strong in her faith and committed to Grace Lutheran Church. Annie loved the people, the LWML, Pastor and the little children.
Annie suffered from severe dementia; her last years were spent living at Discovery Care Centre. Annie’s final week was spent at Marcus Daly Hospice Center. Roberta stayed with her day and night. The care Annie and the family received was the very finest and professional. Our family wanted Annie to have the very best care in her final days; our sincere thanks to the Hospice staff.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raynold who passed away in 2007 after 58 years of marriage; her parents; three sisters and three brothers.
Surviving Annie is her daughter, Roberta (Tom) Hamilton; granddaughter, Amanda (Nathan) Brady and great grandsons, Lucas and Jonah Brady all of Hamilton; granddaughter, Jessica Huseby (Joshua Samuela) of Missoula; sister, Minnie Richards of Atlanta, GA; sons, Barry Vick and family and Michael Vick and family of Texas; many nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2nd at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton with Pastor Vern Sandersfeld officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to Grace Lutheran Church in memory of Annie Vick.