Ann Marie Bartee-McCaskill passed away peacefully in her Donnelly home on April 16, 2023, at the age of 64. Ann jjoins her parents Patricia and William Bartee in heaven as well as her sister Linda and brother Gilbert. Ann is survived by her sister Betty, her two sons Cody McCaskill and Nolan McCaskill (Samantha McCaskill) and her three grandchildren, Liam, Peyton, and Grayson.
Ann Was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and grew up right on the beach in Portsmouth. In her early years she enjoyed playing on the beach, swimming in the ocean, digging for clams, and riding horses. After college Ann moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to pursue her passion for skiing and the outdoors. It was in Jackson that she met and married Bill McCaskill. They would go on to have two sons(Nolan & Cody) and move to Victor, Idaho. Ann loved to travel with her family, whether it was the short drive to Yellowstone, trips to the Florida keys, Mexico, or visiting family in Texas.
Ann eventually moved to Cascade, where she found a fulfilling career at Sterling Savings Bank (now Umpqua), quickly working her way up to branch manager. Ann became great friends with her coworkers and was loved by her customers. Many customers would specifically ask to work with Ann, not only because she excelled at her job, but because of her knack for putting a smile on the faces of those around her. As time passed and her children grew into adults, Ann moved on from her career at the bank, bought a beautiful home in Donnelly and began a new career at Tamarack Resort. Once again, Ann became fast friends with coworkers and customers. Ann had the loving and caring personality to be everyone's friend, while also having the drive and discipline to take on a management position.
During her years in Cascade, Ann watched her two sons graduate from Cascade High School. None of Ann’s many life accomplishments meant more to her than being a mother. Ann loved her children more than anything in the world and was always bragging about them. Perhaps her second greatest accomplishment was becoming a grandmother. Her three grandchildren always looked forward to visiting grandma Ann in the mountains to play in the snow, swim in the lake, play with grandma's cat Miss Tigger (even though Tigger couldn't wait for the kids to leave), play board games at the house, or watch grandma's favorite show, The Wheel of Fortune (I don't think she had missed an episode in the last 20 years).
Ann will be forever missed by her family and friends, but the memory of her smiling face will endure in all the lives she touched from the beaches of Rhode Island to small town Idaho.
Memorial services will be held at The Grange Hall at Tamarack Resort Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m.. Anyone is welcome. Feel free to reach out to her sons or daughter-in-law via Facebook or phone for more info.
Online condolences may be left at www.mccallfunerals.com
Arrangements in care of McCall Funeral Home.
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