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Ann Dolores Hough

July 6, 1946 ~ January 19, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old



Lt. Col. (Ret.) USMC Ann D. Hough, born July 6, 1946 to Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF John J. Beaman and Ann M. Beaman passed away January 19, 2022. A 22-year US Marine Corp. veteran, was born into a family that was in the military and traveled a lot.  At the time of her birth her father and mother were living in Bogota, Columbia.  Her father discharged from the Air Force after WW II and flew for an airline out of Bogota.  When things got too chaotic there, they returned stateside and her father reenlisted in the Air Force.

Later the family moved to Fairchild AFB in Washington.  Her schooling beyond high school started at Washington State University in 1964 where she took two years there, took a break from school before reenrolling at Eastern Washington University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Ann had a number of jobs, she was the first female Spokane public pool manager and also worked at Old National Bank.

In 1975 Ann wanted to fulfill her ambition to become a pilot like her father.  The Air Force let her know she was too old but she could join the Army or Marines.  Luckily the Marine Officer Selection Personnel were available and recruited Ann as an Officer Candidate.  During the last week of OCS Ann met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Hough, they were married on Valentines Day 1976, they were married for 29 years, until Bob’s death in 2005.  Ann was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her father John, and her younger brother Kenneth J. Beaman.  She is survived by her mother Ann M. Beaman, brother Gregory Beaman and wife Dawn, her sister Jacqueline Marshall and husband Randy.  Also numerous (5) neices, nephews, and (5) great neices and nephews.

After being released from active duty in 1980, Ann joined various Reserve units , MAG 42 (Air Marine Group) in Alameda CA and MAG 46 in El Toro and Miramar CA.  She served on numerous Promotion Boards at Headquarters USMC, various active duty units including Intelligence Officer with the 7th MAB, and at one time was the highest ranking female Officer in RECON. Ann retired from the Marines on July 5, 2006.

Memorial services will be held July 22nd at 10:30 am at the Medical Lake Veterans Cemetery.


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