Anna (Van Dam) Ranney

Anna (Van Dam) Ranney    Anna (Van Dam) Ranney, 74, died of cancer on Nov. 30, at the Pondera Medical Center.
    No services are planned at her request. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
    Survivors include daughters, Monica Ranney and Kim Mosley, both of Conrad; four grandsons, Cory and Jordan Mosley, both of Conrad, and Jeremiah and Shane Ranney, both of Colorado; brother, Sam (Kim) Van Dam, of Conrad; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and their families.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Mattie Van Dam; a brother, Mike Van Dam; a son, Larry Ranney; and her husband, Ray Ranney.
    Anna was a devoted Christian and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Shelby. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Whether fishing with her grandsons or cooking for family get-togethers, holidays, or church potlucks, she made every occasion special with her kindness and sense of humor. She was an avid rock collector and enjoyed looking for fossils and Indian artifacts. Most of all, she’ll be remembered as a woman of quiet strength and unwavering faith. She deeply touched the lives of everyone who knew here, always putting the needs of others above her own. She taught us how precious and short life is and how we should live each day to its fullest, opening our eyes to each and every blessing we’ve been given. Built on a strong foundation, her faith and relationship with God brought her through her final battle with grace. She was a special woman, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, friend, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
    “Someday my life’s day will soften down to eventide. My sunset hours will come, and then, I know there will arise out of the dusk, a dawning fairer than any dawn that has yet broken upon me. Out of the last tints of sunset there shall rise a day such as I shall never have known before, a day that shall restore to me all the other days have taken from me, a day that shall never fade into twilight.”