Walking On - Annabelle C. 'Peachie' Hamm

12.01.2015 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Annabelle C. Hamm

July 12, 1939 – Nov. 24, 2015

Tribal Elder Annabelle C. “Peachie” Hamm was called to her journey on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at home with her husband, Richard.

Annabelle was born at the Grand Ronde Agency to parents Ethel V. and Ernie Petite and grandparents Charles Petite and Jane Leno. She was the youngest of 11 siblings. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Maurice Schultz, in 1979.

Annabelle and family lived in or around Grand Ronde and surrounding Willamette Valley communities, including Dallas, Falls City, Independence and West Salem. Annabelle earned a licensed practical nurse certificate at Chemeketa Community College and worked at Salem Hospital and later at Chemawa Indian School as a residential teen student counselor.

Peachie also served on four Grand Ronde Tribal committees, including the Kwelth Tahlke Culture Board.

Annabelle is survived by her husband of 32 years, Richard Hamm; children, Guy (Carla) Schultz, Mel Schultz, Julie Brown, Khani (Soren McCallister) Schultz, Kevin (Julie) Schultz and Shelly (John) Staubes; grandchildren, Tyler (Stephanie) Schultz, Kaitlyn (Logan) Hugmeyer, Angella (Joel Rock) Schultz-McCallister, Ryan Korn, Kyle Rhode, Jordan Schultz, Spencer Schultz, Olivia Schultz and Justin Dieter; and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Connor McCallister, Tyler Chadborne and DeShawn Dieter.

Viewing was held Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 S.W. Washington St. Graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery with a tribute reception potluck following in the Tribal Community Center.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chachalu Museum & Cultural Center in Grand Ronde or the Father Taaffe Foundation in Salem.

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