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Annie Lame

May 27, 1939 — June 29, 2013

Annie Patterson Cairney Lame of Augusta, MT was born on May 27, 1939 in Glasgow, Scotland. She died on June 29, 2013 in a Great Falls hospital surrounded by family. She was 74 years old and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter Lame. Annie is also survived by her four daughters, Debbie (Bill) Sporich, Tammy (Frank) Dellwo, Cindy (Nick) Gonzalez and Lisa (Marty) Quinn. She was very proud of her seven grandchildren, Beau, Shayna and Derek Dellwo, Nicole and Walter Gonzalez, Kade and Kellan Quinn. She had one great grandson, Silas Fruge, who was the apple of her eye. Annie is also survived by family in Scotland including Mary McCrone, Margaret Stewart, David Cairney, Bobby Cairney and Maggie Smith as well as their respective families.

Annie was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She immigrated to Florida when she was just 17 and it was there that she met a sailor named Walter. After a brief courtship they eloped on July 19, 1958 to Thomasville, Georgia. They returned to his home in Augusta, Montana where they raised their four girls on the family farm. Annie was proud to become an American citizen on July 24, 1962.

Annie leaves a legacy of hard work, love and laughter. Her first job was in a whiskey box factory in Glasgow when she was just fourteen years old. She was the cook at Augusta schools for 30 years. She and Walter owned and operated Mel's Diner in Augusta for many years. You could always expect Annie's meals to be home-cooked and lively. She loved traveling, especially to cities. She also loved working jigsaw puzzles, playing scrabble, listening to music, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She will be remembered for her feisty, friendly spirit. Annie loved many and was loved by many. In lieu of flowers, her family would like you to listen to some bagpipe music and have a wee drink. Additionally, donations can be made in Annie's name to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Augusta School Gym. Burial of her cremated remains will be in the Augusta Cemetery following the service.

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