Ann Hastings Maready, 82 years old, a long time Mesa resident, died of natural causes on August 12, 2022. She passed peacefully surrounded by her children and family. Ann was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. She was full of love and kindness. The best way she knew to show her love to others was through acts of service. Ann dedicated her life to others, trying to make life easier for everyone around her, even if it meant enduring challenges because of it. She was a woman of few words but no one ever wondered about her love and dedication to her children and to the gospel of Jesus Christ. She lived quietly, determined to serve others without acclaim. Her commitment to her faith was evident in all she did, which is now preserved in countless journals of notes and quotes and stories that she would keep close for inspiration. Words to describe Ann would be the words many used as they talked of her influence on them: kind, loving, tenacious, long suffering, graceful, patient, faithful, committed, hard working, clever, resourceful, talented and forgiving.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, LeRoy, her parents William Grant and Mary Stella Hastings, her two brothers Bob Hastings and Dave Hastings, and two granddaughters, Cesca Buehner and Celeste Maready. She is survived by her five children, daughter Susan (Don) Buehner, son David (Rebecca) Maready, daughter Julie (John) Peterson, son Stephen Maready, and son Douglas (Tiffany) Maready; twenty-two grandchildren, Teancum, Chynna, Sophie and Luke Buehner; Tayler, Tanner, Brigham and Grace Maready; Emily, Jacob, Joseph and Anna Peterson; Jordan, Hunter, Mallory, Haley and Ryder Maready; Tyler, Zachary and Crew Maready; and three great-grandchildren Jimi Love Maready, Wesley James Peterson, and Lola Mahina Miller.
Ann was born the second child and only daughter to her parents Grant and Stella Hastings, in Solomonville, AZ. The family would eventually move to Mesa, where they’d reside on Beverly Street her entire youth. Mesa provided a wonderful community where Ann was raised and took the opportunity to serve others and make lifelong friends. She attended Alma School Elementary School then graduated from Mesa High School in 1958 where she was a Rabette, a Flag Twirler and a member of the Service Committee. She then attended Brigham Young University, where she belonged to both the CamiLos Social Club and the Cougarettes, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1962. Ann would go on to teach 4 years of first and third grade before beginning her family and dedicating the rest of her life to teaching and serving the children she adored and cherished.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 2, 2022 at Bunker’s University Chapel located at 3529 E. University Drive in Mesa. The viewing is planned for 10am with the funeral service to follow at 11am. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the dedicated caregivers at the Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa for their many years of thoughtful, capable, and loving service to Ann and her husband, LeRoy.
The family would love to have any memories and stories shared to the email: MemoriesofAnn2022@gmail.com
For those that are unable to attend, the funeral service can be viewed on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/97166395009