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Annette K. Uhrhan

06/17/1943 - 09/15/2019
Service Date: 09/19/2019
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Recker Ward, 5190 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85298
Visitation Date: 09/18/2019
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Annette K. Uhrhan passed away on the morning of September 15, 2019, following complications as a result of brain surgery.

Annette was born June 17, 1943 to Neil W. Kooyman and Susanne L. Kooyman. She married Frank L. Uhrhan May 5, 1967 in the Salt Lake City Temple. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions. She also served a mission alongside Frank at the Church’s Resource Employment Center and was also a Temple Ordinance Worker. Annette grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended South High School. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics and also earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University.

Annette taught Elementary, Junior High and High School for well over 40 years. She also worked as a Home Economist for Mountain Fuel Supply and the Lion House. She was an excellent teacher who was loved by her students and colleagues alike.  

Annette is preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Susanne Kooyman. She is survived by her husband Frank, her daughters Natalie Wilcox (Mondie), Tennille Riedlinger (Patrick), and grandchildren Sabrina, Mariah, Tyler, Riley, and Bella. She is also survived by her sister Kae Curtis (Kay) and her brothers Bob Kooyman (Pam), David Kooyman (Joleene), Paul Kooyman (Raelynn) and foster brother Orville Stanley.

The viewing will be held at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa AZ 85201 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Recker Ward Chapel – 5190 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85298. A viewing will take place prior to service at 10:00 AM. The burial will take place at the Mesa Arizona City Cemetery.   



  • Patricia Guerrero

    Great lady!!!! Beautiful Smile!!!!

  • Annette and I had many fun times together. I will miss her warm smile and her kindness to me and to others. She was a great friend and I will miss her.

  • From kindergarten through high school, Anette was always a bright spot in our classrooms and in school activities we shared. When both of us ended up in Gilbert, we renewed the fun and friendship. Miss her very much.

  • I worked at Albertsons with Annette, many years ago. She was always fun and we were good friends. I am sorry about her passing. Best Wishes to you.

  • Linda Proctor Barrett

    Annette and Frank, Irving Junior High best friends. My condolences Frank and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Annette is a cherished friend. My love to your family!

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