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In Memory of

Anna Marie Updike

September 2, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


On Friday, May 12th, 2017 Anna Marie Kyle Updike (86) passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born in Roanoke, Virginia on September 2nd, 1930. Anna spent most of her life in Roanoke until she moved to Saint Simons Island, Georgia in 2012 to be near family members.

Anna lived most of her life in Roanoke. She graduated from Jefferson High School and married the love of her life before his deployment to the Korean War. During her life, Anna raised two sons and worked various jobs...

On Friday, May 12th, 2017 Anna Marie Kyle Updike (86) passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born in Roanoke, Virginia on September 2nd, 1930. Anna spent most of her life in Roanoke until she moved to Saint Simons Island, Georgia in 2012 to be near family members.

Anna lived most of her life in Roanoke. She graduated from Jefferson High School and married the love of her life before his deployment to the Korean War. During her life, Anna raised two sons and worked various jobs with the Roanoke Health Department. Upon her retirement, she traveled extensively with Dike and friends to England, Germany, Italy and other parts of the world. She treasured those times and often talked about them during family gatherings. Anna was a long time member of South Roanoke Methodist Church and later Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church both of which helped to enrich her spiritual growth.

Anna was predeceased by her mother and father, Robert Merrill and Carl Zella Kyle of Roanoke and her brother, Robert "Bobby" Kyle, of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Anna and her husband, Eugene "Dike" Updike, were married for over 50 years until his death in 2007. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Christopher.

Anna is survived by her sons, David Updike (Kris) of Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Kyle Updike (Jackie) of Saint Simons Island, Georgia; her devoted sister, Ruth "Cissy" Weller of Moneta, Virginia; her five grandchildren- Jayme (David ), Kacie (Zach), Hannah, Tyler, and Nick; her cherished niece, Ann Weller; nephew, Rick (Pam) and three other nieces, Sandy, Leslie and Robin.

Anna was a very social lady with a wide circle of friends. The family would like to particularly thank Faye Gravett (Roanoke) for her faithful friendship over many years.

Kyle and Jackie would like to give thanks to the staff at The Senior Care Center (Brunswick, Georgia), Magnolia Manor Nursing Center (Saint Simons Island, Georgia), and Hospice of the Golden Isles for the love and care given to Anna.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Anna's name.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Roanoke, Virginia.

Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oakey's Funeral Home (Roanoke).