Obituary of Anne Batchelor
Anne Lucy (Brigman) Batchelor,
Anne passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 20, 2018 in Caldwell, Idaho.
Anne was born in Hamlet, North Carolina to John B. and Athalia (Outlaw) Brigman. She was the youngest of 8 children. Her father passed away when she was 5 years old, leaving her mother to provide for her large family. Her mother opened a boarding house and kitchen that mainly served soldiers from nearby Camp McCall. Anne worked there and also excelled in sports, playing for 2 North Carolina High School Championship teams in basketball. Upon graduation from high school, she attended business school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Anne returned to Aberdeen, North Carolina where she met Richard Ivey Batchelor. He carried her picture throughout the Korean War before asking her to marry him when he returned. They were married on July 15th, 1953 and were together until his death in 2003. She served as an Army wife, one of the hardest jobs in the military. She moved often and raised the boys on her own when Richard was deployed (which was often).
Anne and Richard welcomed six boys who were her most beloved accomplishments. She never went to sleep without praying for them and their families.
As her dementia in later years took so much, it never took away the love she had for her family. Even as her memory clouded, she loved nothing more than looking at pictures of her boys and grandbabies. It often soothed her to hear of them, and she smiled the most when she saw them. These boys and grandchildren are her legacy who carry her light and wonder into the world. She loved them more than they will ever know.
Anne had an amazing faith in the Lord and shared her faith whenever she could. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church family in Nampa.
Anne loved nothing more than to work in her garden, cook meals for her loved ones and friends, and volunteer her time and to enjoy life, especially watching Boise State.
She never asked for much but gave in abundance.
Anne is survived by her six sons- Richard, Jr., Jethro, Nathan (Brenda), Robert, Duke (Janice) and Peter (Kristi) and her beloved 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her parents and siblings.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and loving staff at Ashley Manor-Willow for the care they gave Anne.
If you wish to honor Anne, share your joy. Look for the good in others, enjoy the wonder of simple things like making a child laugh, giving your smile to someone who is struggling, or looking for opportunities to aid those less fortunate.
Viewing will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. followed by the Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M at Summers Funeral Homes, 1205 W. Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83702. Graveside will immediately follow at 1:30 P.M., Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 67 6th St N, Nampa, ID 83687.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”