Official Obituary of

Annie Stiger

September 12, 1932 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Annie Stiger Obituary

ANNIE LOUISE STIGER was born on September 12, 1932, to Clarebell and Albert Steele in Greenville, Alabama.

Over the years she was fondly called “Louise”.

When her baby boy John L came into the world it was love at first sight. Throughout the years she had his back. Always there for her son. When he was seven years old her father got her to swim, by turning a log over, making her think her son was in harm’s way. Now Louise feared water, she jumped in to save him, and that is how she started learning how to swim. When a mother’s child is in danger, they fear nothing.

In 1956 she moved to Portland, Oregon to live with her father. John L stayed in Alabama with her mother and then she sent for him in 1958.

While in Portland, Oregon she met, fell in love, with Clarence Stiger and they were together 37 years, and later got married. Her husband made sure she had everything she needed. To this union she was blessed with his children, and they were all a happy family.

For over 52 years she worked for various private industries. Everyone just loved Louise, she was a faithful servant to her employees. She had a talent in children, they gravitated around her as if they were her own. They understood her for the woman she was and the love she gave them genuinely. A care provider who expanded their family into her own.

Throughout the years her daughter in-law was there for her, even when her son went away for a while. The two of them got in that Cadillac and rode to see him. The love she had for Marian was phenomenal. They went everywhere together, and she cared for her as if she was her daughter. When John L and Marian got married that brought a beautiful smile to her face. She knew that when the day came for her to no longer be here on earth with her son, Marian would have his back.

Louise was a faithful member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon under the leadership of Pastor Johnny Pack IV. Until her failing health prevented her to attend, she continued to serve the Lord at home. As a member she was on the Usher Board, Pastor’s Aide, and a part of the kitchen committee when it came to church dinners.

Fish, shrimp and fried pork chops along with baking peach cobbler was her specialties.

The Lord called her home on February 26, 2024, to be with Him and others who preceded her in death.

Remember the good times, her love for life, family, and friends. The woman who instilled Jesus in the hearts of the young and old. Know that she has graciously earned her wings of gold.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Clarebell Steele; husband: Clarence Stiger; sisters: Pat Smith, Annie Smith, and Kaye Roberts; brother: Arbie Lee Steele Sr. and nephews: Arbie Lee Steele Jr. and James Steele.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted son and daughter-in-law: John L and Marian Smith; stepdaughter: Barbara Scott; sister: Darlene Smith (Daniel) in Florida; niece: Linda Steele; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Public Viewing
March 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Hughes Community Church
111 NE Failing St.
Portland, OR 97212

Graveside Service
March 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Rose City Cemetery
5625 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97213


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