Anna J. Gulovsen, 94, of Godfrey, passed away under BJC Hospice Care at the Assisted Living Wing of United Methodist Village on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
She was born March 19, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ole and Nellie (Christiansen) Jonassen.
She married G. Robert Gulovsen and he preceded her in death.
Anna moved to Staten Island, N.Y., then moved to Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, where she lived for more than 20 years. She then lived in Albuquerque, N.M., before eventually settling in Godfrey. She was the President of the Ras Tanura Women’s Group, President of Duke City Bridge Club in Albuquerque, N.M., and a Silver Life Master at Bridge.
She is survived by three children and a daughter-in-law, Darlene Gulovsen of Godfrey, Rayne Litera of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bob and Irene Gulovsen of Godfrey; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, G. Robert Gulovsen; and a great-grandson, Trevor Litera.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2014, at United Methodist Village in Godfrey with Pastor Irene Gulovsen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, 1 Professional Drive, Suite 180, Alton, IL 62002, or to 5A’s Animal Shelter, 4530 Alby Road, Godfrey, IL 62035.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey has assisted the family with arrangements.