LONG BEACH - On Oct. 30, 2008, Ann Roth, 93, passed away peacefully at her Long Beach home surrounded by family. She was born on Oct. 17, 1915, in Hartley, Mont., to George and Mary Seibel.

She grew up traveling with her parents and 10 siblings as they rented and ran farms in Montana, Kansas, Colorado, California and Idaho. In 1935 she married Fred Roth in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They both lived and worked on Woods Fur Farm (a fox farm), until 1939 when they moved to Yakima where her parents had purchased a hop ranch.

During World War II she worked in the hops and took care of her mother while her husband served in the military in the Pacific Theater. After the war she continued to work in the hops until 1959 when she and her husband moved to Terrace Heights and she worked in the school kitchen. Later she worked at the Terrace Heights Library and remained there for many years. She held several positions at the library, including assistant librarian and some years later she was promoted to head librarian. She retired at age 70. In her retirement she helped raise her grandsons, James and William Roth.

Then in 1994 she moved to Long Beach, which she described as the most beautiful and peaceful place on earth.

Survivors include her son Fred Roth and his wife, Ruth, of Long Beach; two grandchildren, James Roth of Long Beach and William (Sarah) Roth of Canby, Ore.; a great-grandson, Trenton; one brother, Henry Seibel of Universal City, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

At her request no formal service will be held.

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