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Annabelle Salyer

Lucy Annabelle Packnett Salyer, a longtime resident of Safford, entered into heavenly rest Saturday morning, October 16, 2021, at the Desert Comfort Assisted Living in Phoenix, from causes incident to age. Annabelle was 100.

Annabelle was born August 15, 1921 in Sulphur, Oklahoma, to Franklin and Lucy Jane Packnett. She was the youngest of eleven children.

Annabelle always had happy memories of her childhood on her parents' farm. This developed into a love of gardening and growing many beautiful plants in her home. She was a wonderful cook, loved to can vegetables and make jams and jellies. Buck and Annabelle had some great times camping and fishing. They spent many happy days in their camper at Big Lake or other campsites in Arizona. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds at the feeder right outside her window and doing word search puzzles. She was a devout Christian who loved listening to gospel music and watching The Bill Gaither Gospel Hour on Sundays. She loved her family dearly and was happiest when she had her children, grandchildren and great-grand children around her.

Annabelle married the love of her life, Clarence "Buck" Salyer on January 14, 1939. They had five children: La Donna Cummings (Earl, deceased), Mary Regina Salyer (stillborn), Roger Dale Salyer (stillborn), Terry Salyer (deceased) (Carrol), and Beth Henke. Annabelle is survived by: daughters, La Donna and Beth; daughter-in-law, Carrol; ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Annabelle was preceded in death by: her parents; her ten siblings; her husband; her stillborn children Roger and Regina; her son, Terry; and her son-in-law, Earl.

Funeral services for Annabelle will be conducted Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley" by Pastor David Chapman of The River Community Church of Safford. Concluding services will follow in the Gila Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, Saturday afternoon, October 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (MST).

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A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Terry rowan Nov 1 2021 3:36 AM

I will miss watching church and doing crossword puzzles with you didn't get along with Papa I got along with you I love you and ik you are in a better place

Terry Nov 1 2021 3:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Connie Packnett Jones Oct 30 2021 11:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Didi Lee Oct 26 2021 3:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Mary Tellez Oct 25 2021 7:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Bob Hampton and Fran Hampton Oct 24 2021 1:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Juanita Stone Oct 23 2021 1:12 AM

Grandma, we will always love you and carry you in our hearts.

David Henke Oct 19 2021 11:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Annabelle Salyer

Sherri Rozell Oct 19 2021 10:53 AM

My daughters and I loved visiting our neighbor Annabelle anytime we were outside riding our bikes by her house. We are so blessed to have known her during an amazing 100 years of life. Love will live in our hearts always for Annabelle. Eric, Hana, and Amari

Eric Oct 18 2021 10:59 PM

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