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 Anne Marie <I>Slivka</I> Sturgeon

Anne Marie Slivka Sturgeon

Meigsville Township, Morgan County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Sep 2018 (aged 86)
Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 193030935 · View Source
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Published in Today's News Herald on Sept. 9, 2018 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Anne Marie Sturgeon, 86, died Sept. 6, 2018 at her home in Lake Havasu City surrounded by family. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love of prayer and of family and friends carried her through this life.

Anne was born on Sept. 11, 1931, in Meigsville, Ohio, to Stephen and Anna Slivka, the eighth of nine children. After moving to California in 1953, she met her soulmate, Russell Sturgeon, and the couple married in 1958 in Rialto, California.

Married for almost 60 years, Anne and Russell raised three children: Sister Maria Perpetua, Stephen Russell and John Michael. Possessing a true servant's heart, Anne faithfully cared for friends and family, was a woman of strong Catholic faith and was the ever-constant heart of the Sturgeon family. Anne loved spending time with her family, was a Third Order member of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and was an accomplished small aircraft pilot, serving in the Arizona Civil Air Patrol based in Havasu.

Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are changed by witnessing her constant nurturing love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling and laughter, will never be forgotten.

Anne is survived by her husband, Russell, daughter Sister Maria Perpetua, M.I.C.M., sons Stephen and John, three grandchildren and two sisters, Alice Eubank and Hope Massey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass is at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a viewing at 3 p.m. and traditional Latin Mass at 4 p.m. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Havasu or St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Fr. Courtney Krier, Pastor), 131 N. 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Needles Mission).

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at To send a free card go to

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