Annabelle Sprague Bigleman was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Kealynn, Navada, to Orson and Bertha Sprague. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2020, in Page, Arizona, at the age of 101.
Annabelle was the sixth of 10 children and she spent most of her young life in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area.
On March 10, 1941, Annabelle married the love of her life, Ronald Bigleman, after a very short courtship, which turned into a marriage of over 79 years. Shortly after their marriage, Ronald and Annabelle moved to Long Beach, California, where they had three children: Marilyn, Ronald, and Richard.
In 1974, the family moved to Page where Annabelle fell in love with Lake Powell. She told everyone it was her lake and referred to it as “my lake.” She and Ronald spent many years at her lake showing it off to family and friends.
Ronald passed away in 2009, after which she spent her time traveling to the Bryce Canyon area to spend time with her sister Louise and loved going on road trips with her. Annabelle was so proud of her family and bragged about them – always.
Annabelle is survived by her children, Marilyn Sanders (Dave), Ronald Bigleman (Terry), eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister Lois.
Annabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; her son Richard; great-great granddaughter Cassie Christensen; great-grandson Andrew Bigleman; her parents; eight brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the Page Arizona Latter-day Saint Stake Center (1301 N. Navajo Dr.), at 11 a.m.
A viewing will take place one hour prior to services from 10-11 a.m. The burial will be at the Page City Cemetery following the service.