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Reta Ann Dumas

09/19/1934 - 07/18/2023

Ann Dumas, 88, passed away peacefully on July, 18 2023 at 3:30am in the morning with her loved ones by her side. Ann was born on September 19, 1934, in Washington, D.C. As the oldest of 5 children to Alfred and Reta Dumas, Ann was especially gifted at teaching and committing things to memory. As a highly knowledgeable and well-read woman, Anne not only kept up with the times, but she never forgot to commemorate a single holiday. Ann sent cards and gifts to her many surviving family members and friends for every calendar occasion she knew. Birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries were always recognized with hand-written notes of affection and the perfectly picked card to match. She was generous with her time and her talents. Known as Mom, Grandma, and Granny Annie, Ann passed her memories down to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with as many details and literary devices as she could muster. She taught some to read, some to sew, some to write, and some to cook, but she taught all how to love reading and learning. Ann spent some of her most memorable years in Buffalo, New York where she continued to stay connected with friends even after moving across the country to Phoenix. Ann is predeceased by her brother Jim Dumas and sister Jeanne Dumas and by her beloved son, Joseph Rogers. She is survived by her sister Margie Worden and her brother Jack Dumas, as well as her 3 children, Debbie Maupin, Jack Kellerman, and Kim Kellerman. Ann is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Nicole Shanks, Katie Smith, Matthew Blair, and Savanna Kellerman and 7 great-grandchildren: Easton Shanks, Tanner Shanks, Silas Smith, Levi Smith, Roman Smith, Luca Smith, and Tyler Bond. A celebration of her life will be held at Point Loma in San Diego on Saturday, July 29, 2023. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Banner Baywood Heart hospital for all their care and compassion.


  • Ann was a sweet woman and a good friend. We met when we both worked at Homes Depot in Virginia.
    She made the world a better place. I will miss you, Ann.

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