Anna Beth (Ann) Eubanks-Inglis
Feb. 15, 1922-Jan. 7, 2019
Palo Alto, California
Ann left this life peacefully just a few weeks short of her 97th birthday. Born in the small town of Lindsay, Oklahoma to Robert and Ila Reeves, she grew up in near-by town of Pauls Valley. A self-described tomboy, she recounted adventures with her younger brother, Bob, including how they would hitch a ride on the back of the ice wagon as it made its rounds. Always a music lover, Ann played clarinet in the high school band and piano at the Omega Chi sorority house at Oklahoma State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. She was also a member of the Sigma Iota and Sigma Sigma Psi sororities, and was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She began dating William J. (Dub) Eubanks, also of Pauls Valley in 1942. They were soon engaged, and married in 1946.
Ann worked as a machinist supervisor at Tinker Airforce base during the War and as a physical education teacher while Dub finished his enlistment in the Navy. They welcomed son Mark into the family followed by Susan two years later. Dub’s work required many moves, five within ten years, which kept Ann very busy. They finally settled in Menlo Park in 1963. She was an avid golfer, playing on several women’s club teams. After 33 years of marriage, Dub died. Ann continued to be active, golfing with the Sharon Heights Country Club Women’s Team, serving on the St. Bede’s Altar Guild, supporting the Peninsula Volunteers and spending time with her grandchildren. After a few short years, she met Jim Inglis of Palo Alto, who was another perfect match for Ann. They married in 1985, golfing together and volunteering at Gambel Gardens where she took great pleasure in tending the roses. Ann and Jim made several trips to Europe visiting garden sites and golf courses. When Jim passed away in 2007, she moved to Webster House in Palo Alto. When dementia started to control her life, she found a home at Sunrise Assisted Living in Palo Alto where she lived to her final day. The family is deeply grateful for the tender care provided by Sunrise staff and Life Care Hospice.
Ann is survived by her son Mark Eubanks (Karen Larsen), daughter Susan Sartor (Mike), grandson Ray Eubanks (Junea), granddaughters Melissa Egan (Brendon), Annie Sartor (David Taylor), Jamin McVeigh (Russell) and great-grandsons Jordan Eubanks, Dillon and Liam Egan and Lincoln McVeigh.
Ann was probably one of the most positive, kind, welcoming persons one could hope to meet. She always had a smile, and faced problems head-on with good Oklahoma resolve. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.