May Her Soul Rest In Peace

Age 63

Ann Christine Hayes-Caringer

Ann Christine Hayes-Caringer

Ann Caringer, of Issaquah, Washington passed away in Bellevue, Washington on January, 16th, 2008. She was 63 years old.

Ann was born on February 22, 1944 in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Eugene and Mary Hayes. She was raised in the Bronx and moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1975. She worked for many years as a legal secretary.  Ann moved to the Woodinville, WA area in 1984, where she settled in Issaquah in 1998 and worked as a demonstrator at Costco for nearly 11 years.

Ann is remembered by her family and long-time friends as a woman who loved to give back to her community, volunteering for many years at the local food bank, and touching many lives through her kindness and generosity. Ann enjoyed spending her time at the local library and collecting treasures at thrift shops, always seeing the beauty and value in things others left behind. Ann had a great love of animals, and took great delight in talking and socializing with new acquaintances and friends.

Ann is survived by her long-time companion Alan Risdon of Issaquah, her son Kevin Caringer of Arapahoe County, Colorado; three daughters Kimberly and Katy Caringer of Tucson, AZ, and Kristin Caringer of Phoenix, Arizona; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Ashton Caringer;  brother Eugene Hayes of Averill Park, NY; and sisters Kathy Swider and Margaret Hayes of Florida.

 A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26th, 2008 at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home. 

The family suggests remembrances to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank where Ann worked as a volunteer. Issaquah Valley Community Services, P.O. Box 652 Issaquah, WA 98027.


Date: 01/24/2008

Name: Don and Gerrie Thomas

From: Sammamish, Washington 

Message: We have known Ann for a long time now.  She always had a smile on her face at Costco and around the Issaquah area.  She always had time to chat.  She will be sadly missed by one and all.  Our deepest sympathies to her family.  Our prayers are with Al and Ann's family.

Date: 01/23/2008

Name: Cheryl Hamilton

From: Aurora, Colorado 

Message: Kevin and family we are thinking of you.  We are so sorry for your loss.


Date: 01/23/2008

Name: Darlene

From: Renton, WA USA

Message: Ann, you had a smile and happy attitude that will be missed in Issaquah area. I was hoping that life would get easier for you, and that your struggles would disappear--you did have words that helped others, knowing you helped me. 


Date: 01/23/2008

Name: Marvin L White

From: Snoqualmie, WA United States

Message: I am a Metro bus driver. Ann would take my bus to Costco. I looked forward to seeing her whenever I drove the #200 bus route. We had many interesting conversations. Ann made my route a joy to drive. She was a sweetheart. I will miss her on that bus route and also at Costco. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Marvin Lee White


Date: 01/22/2008

Name: Kim Ortego

From: Issaquah, Washington 

Message: I have known Ann for the past 8 years.  She always had a smile on her face and it always a pleasure to be around her. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten


Date: 01/21/2008

Name: Kate

From: Branson, MO USA

Message: Ann found a lost kitten one time and was feeding it at the Issaquah Bus Stop.  She went with me to get it and it still lives with us.  Thank you Ann



Date: 01/21/2008

Name: Colleen Rappe'


Message: Ann was truly a joy to work with.  Her ability with the customers at Costco was just remarkable.  She will be missed greatly. 



Date: 01/21/2008

Name: Cherie Meier

From: Issaquah, WA. King

Message: I have known Ann for the past 19 years and will truly miss her, she was loved by all that knew her she was a kind person.  Everyday when she would come in to the Food Bank  to volunteer she would always take the time to come to my office to see how I was and my family I will miss her and her great personality and her warm smile!   


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