Surrounded by her family, Anna Maria Coy passed away on August 14, 2018 after a courageous struggle with an aggressive cancer. She was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend of strength, grace and compassion.
Anna was born on May 6, 1939 in Smith’s Ferry, Idaho to Bessie Hibbard Holmberg and Carl Holmberg. She graduated from Newport High School in Newport, WA in 1957. As an adult, she raised her children in Auburn, WA before returning to school to receive her finance degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Since 1993, she has lived in Bellevue, WA where she lived next to her daughters, and grandchildren.
Her community, church, tennis, golf, skiing, bridge, rummikube, hiking and philanthropic involvements led to many friendships throughout the years. She valued all of them greatly, and never lost touch. She was an avid supporter of the arts and Seatte sports teams. She loved to travel with both family and friends. She was intelligent, active, and incredibly young at heart.
However, above all, she loved and supported her family! Be it as Mom, Grandma or Gigi, Anna participated in all of their lives; school activities, sports teams, academic achievement, travel adventure, or interest. She rarely missed an event where her family was involved. She was their number one fan and cheerleader. She shared her heart and her home with anyone they called friend.
Her church and her faith were foundational throughout her life. Her faith allowed her to endure the loss of her older brother, Carl Holmberg as a child, her son, Wade Radomske as a young mother, and her mother as an adult. Messiah Lutheran in Auburn and St. Luke’s Lutheran in Bellevue were and continue to remain her extended family.
Anna is survived by her daughters and their families; daughter Laurie Radomske Saunders, her husband Allen, granddaughter Annie Saunders, granddaughter Sara Saunders Winsnes and her husband Carsten, as well as great grandchildren, Connor Gabriel and Evelyn Darcy Winsnes; daughter Amy Radomske Hawkins and grandsons, Kittredge Hawkins and Benjamin Hawkins. Her brother James Darcy, his wife Shabari; sister Julie Darcy Cleveland and husband Pat. There are many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. and she adored her visits at all the family reunions. In addition to her blood relatives, there are many who she called family who held significant roles in her and her children’s lives. There are too many who will love and miss her dearly.
Those who were fortunate enough to experience Anna, knew they had been blessed. She welcomed ALL into her embrace and her legacy will forever live within us.
Anna’s memorial will be held at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Saturday, October 6, at 3:00 pm. A reception will be held following. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.