September 20, 1937 – March 17, 2018
Annie Merager was a lively and unique person who loved children, animals and fairies.
Ann Etta grew up in West Seattle where she learned to dance at a young age. She became a Majorette in Junior High School and opened Glamor Studio which was often written up in the newspaper. She taught ballet, tap, acrobatics, baton, and performed with the Glamorettes in shows and numerous parades including Seafair.
In 1966 she married Ken Merager and they lived together 51 years in their Bellevue home. She continued teaching dance in her home and eventually started a daycare for elementary children. After testing, she was diagnosed with an auditory processing learning disability and got assistance so she could go back to school. She earned her Associate degree in bookkeeping and joined the workforce. She eventually went back to providing daycare and again returned to school and earned a degree in Sewing. After mentoring with a tailor she opened Annie’s Sewing. She also enjoyed working at Michaels. Her knees had been damaged from years of dance and she was finally forced to get knee replacements.
Later in life, she developed a fascination with the spiritual realm and spent years experiencing psychics, healers, drumming circles and animal communicators. She spent many years learning more about animals and animal communication. With a continued love of performing, she was always on the move, whether joking with people, singing in choir, juggling as a clown or performing at the Fairy Congress.
Annie passed away on St Patrick’s Day 2018. We imagine she is dancing with the fairies and enjoying the spiritual world. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ken Merager, children David Steward, Lisa Harmon, and John Merager and 5 grandchildren.