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Ann Beach-Burow
Ann Beach-Burow
Birth: 23 October 1905
Oakland, California, USA
Death: 9 April 2016
Santa Rosa, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 169 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Mary Ann Beach-Burow (née Pisenti; 23 October 1905 – 9 April 2016) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified.


Ann Beach-Burow was born Ann Pisenti on 23 October 1905 in Oakland, California to James and Rose Pisenti. Her father was Italian and her mother was Swiss. She was the eldest of 14 siblings. Ann had a passion for learning and enjoyed reading all genres. After leaving school in eighth grade to help raise her siblings, Ann educated herself for a successful career in Sonoma County's Election Department. She loved the excitement of politics and being a part of the political campaigns leading up to Election Day.

Ann married George Beach on 26 October 1924. They lived on George's ranch on Santa Rosa, California. They had two daughters, Luella and Gwendolyn, and wanted them to have the education they never had. Ann introduced her daughters to music and dance.

Ann made many lifelong friends through her involvement with numerous community organisations. She was introduced to the Bennett Valley Grange by her husband, George Beach, in 1925. She became the secretary of the Grange and held that position for the next 66 years. She was also a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, joining the organisation in 1930. She was Past President of Catholic Charities Auxiliary, as well as their secretary for 21 years, and was Past President of the Columbiettes, an auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She became State President of the Native Daughters in 1947-1948 and thereafter a member of the Past Presidents Association #7 of Sonoma County. She was an active member of St. Rose Parish as her daughters, Luella and Gwendolyn, attended St. Rose School and Ursuline High School.

Ann's husband George passed away on 15 March 1970 after 45 years of marriage. Four years later, she married Raymond Burow. They both had a passion for travelling and in their 10 years together they went on holiday with Ann's brothers and their wives to places such as Canada, Europe, the British Isles and various destinations in the United States. Both Ann and Raymond were very involved with St. Anthony's Farm Auxiliary and Handicapables. Ann's traits of friendship, smiles, and laughter were treasured and loved by her family and friends.

Ann Beach-Burow passed away on 9 April 2016 in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 110 years, 169 days. She was survived by her two daughters, Luella Heney and Gwendolyn Sandstrom.