Ann I. Ouellette was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening July 16, 2014 at the Bay Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family at the age of 100. She was born September 30, 1913 in McKeesport, PA. to the late Theodore and Frances (Hodouschek) Balash. Ann graduated from St.JamesHigh School and attended one year of BusinessCollege. She then met Fletcher Ouellette and they were married June 30, 1937 in St. James Church. He predeceased her January 9, 1996. Ann was a remarkable seamstress, and worked at Oppenhiem as a Bridal Consultant for many years before retiring. She was a member of All Saints Parish – St. James Church, the Altar Society, St. James Young at Heart Group, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men. Ann enjoyed bowling, gardening, playing cards, writing beautiful poetry, making her special “wood fiber flowers” and was very proud to attend the GoldenHorizonSeniorCareCenter.
Surviving are three children: June Jezowski, Jean (Dale) Meyers, Kay (Jeff) Bisel, twelve grandchildren: Wendy Jezowski (Tim Ward), Dawn (Russell) Roberts, Marc & Kris Jezowski, Marci (David) Smith, Mike (Terri) , Wayne (Michelle), Jeff, Steve (Tami) Meyers, Ken (Donna) Bisel, Shelley (Fred) Ramos, Jill (David) Anderson, twenty great-grandchildren: Johnathon, Alexandria, Andrew, Austin, Chad, Shannon, Alissa, Jacob, Anthony, Travis, Kenna, Samantha, Christopher, Kevin, Lisa, Becky, Stephanie, Sarah, Rachel, Grace and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is one brother, Henry (Jeanne) Balash, a sister in-law, Romaine Balash and her dear friends at the Golden Horizon Center and the Bay Metro Drivers. She was predeceased by a son in-law, Julius Jezowski, a granddaughter, Tamara Jezowski and six brothers: Fred, Ted, Albert, Frank, Edward and Donald J. Balash.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Bay Medical Care Facility 2 – West for their kindness and compassion shown to our mother.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday July 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church. Fr. Bob Deland will officiate with entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 A.M. There will be a parish vigil service for Ann at 7:00 P.M. Sunday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Langley Hall or BayAreaCatholicSchools.