Ann Lee Proctor

Ann Lee Proctor

May 19, 1941 – May 11, 2024

Ann Lee Proctor, 82, of Caldwell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024. A Celebration of Life was held in her honor on June 8 at the P.E.O. Chapter House in Caldwell, Idaho.

Ann was born on May 19, 1941 in Davenport, Iowa, to Avery and Charlotte (Gravatt) Drummond. Her father was a Personnel Manager for Gypson Board which required the family to move around a lot. As a child Ann lived in Chicago Heights, Illinois; Norfolk, Virginia; and Jacksonville, Florida. The family eventually settled in San Fernando, California where Ann attended Morningside Elementary and San Fernando Jr. High.

In 1959 she graduated from San Fernando High and then attended Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, California for two years as a Home Economics Major.

After college she worked for San Fernando Valley Savings and Loan in Van Nuys in the Accounting and Small Loan Department; in Century City for Arco/Richfield; and for Kelly Services.

In June 1967 Ann met John E. Beoka in LaPine, and after a storybook romance, they married on May 4, 1968 in Granada Hills, California. Ann’s first year of married life was spent in a cabin (with no bathroom) in LaPine. John built them a new home on six acres of land and together they planted 200 Ponderosa trees. They welcomed Kristine (Krissy) in 1971 and Kathleen (Kathy) in 1973. In the fall of 1973, they moved to Sweet Home.

John passed away in 2003 and Ann found love a second time with the neighbor across the street. On Valentine’s Day 2008 she married Karl J. Proctor. They traveled the world together until 2013 when he passed. In 2017, after retirement, Ann moved to the P.E.O. Chapter House in Caldwell, ID.

Ann was passionate about her 15 years of work in adult care. She was a Resident Assistant in several senior living facilities in the Willamette Valley and then worked as a caregiver through Visiting Angels for eleven years. She dearly loved her clients, and their families, and created lifelong bonds with many of them.

As a young woman Ann was involved in Girl Scouts and Job’s Daughters. As an adult she was very active in 4-H and served as a Club Leader in Oregon for 10+ years. In 1989 she became a 4-H Judge for local and state level competitions in Oregon judging Clothing, Foods, Fiber & Expressive Arts, Fashion Review, Table Setting, and more. After she moved to Idaho, she worked with the U of I Extension and continued to judge 4-H competitions in Canyon County.

The organization that Ann cherished the most was P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization). Initiated into the sisterhood in 1964, she was a third generation, 60-year member, and in her lifetime was an active member of four different chapters. She was extremely proud of the P.E.O. Projects and the difference they make in women’s lives.

Her true joys were her family, her friends, and her faith. Ann was energized by being around people. She volunteered at her church Vacation Bible School, helped with the Kids Camps at the YMCA, and baked cookies for children in an after-school program, among other things. She loved quilting, sewing, baking, entertaining, and gardening. She continued to travel after she moved to Idaho including a trip to Italy and a Mississippi Riverboat Cruise. On Wednesday afternoons you could find her having a glass of red wine on the patio “with the ladies.” Ann will be remembered by her smile, and her spunky, upbeat nature.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands John E. Beoka (married 1968-2003) and Karl J. Proctor (married 2007-2013) and her sister Susan Worden.

She is survived by daughters, Kristine Horrace (husband Tom), Nampa, ID; Kathleen Beoka, Lebanon; niece, Charlotte Darby, Henderson, NV; step-daughters, Julie Driscoll, Peoria, IL; Linda Jaqua, Portland; and their families.

Memorial contributions can be made to the P.E.O. Chapter House, 114 E. Logan St, Caldwell, ID 83605. She will be interned at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.