Anna Mae Grimshaw Hickman (Annie)

Anna Mae Grimshaw Hickman (Annie) was sunshine in the lives of everyone around her. To her last days, Annie Hickman was the most positive person you’d ever meet.

Anna Mae Grimshaw was born to Clarence R and Anna Huey Griffiths Grimshaw on May 31, 1927, in Milford, Utah. Sadly, Mother Anna died 3 weeks after Annie’s birth. Happily, Edythe Osborn Grimshaw stepped in to become Annie’s stepmother. Annie, 92, died June 16, 2019, in St. George, Utah.

On June 11, 1946, Annie married Hub (Hubert A Hickman) who was freshly home from serving in WWII.  Theirs was a 58-year love story that served as an amazing example to their five children. Their legacy of love and respect lives on in the next generation and their grandchildren as well. Hub died in 2004 after they walked together through his journey with Alzheimers.

Hub and Annie spent their early marriage in Springville and later moved to Magna where Annie was an Avon Lady extraordinaire. She was so open and outgoing that she soon became close friends with her customers. After starting their retirement in Beaver, Hub and Annie decided to move to St. George. It was a decision neither of them ever regretted.

Barbershop singing was a big part of Hub and Annie’s life together. The music, the friendships, the travel, and the family fun filled their lives with a lot of joy.

Oh, how Annie loved, loved, loved to laugh. She was the ultimate trooper who never wanted to miss any of the action. She would go anywhere, walk a million miles (yes, she was known to exaggerate a bit) just to be with the gang. She knew how to have fun!

Even though Annie never had much in the way of money or things, she knew she was rich with what mattered most. People loved to be around her because she so generously shared that wealth. She was talented too – piano, sewing, painting, golf, and anything she tried.

The world has lost a special gem. Annie will be greatly missed.

Survived by her 5 children – Karolyn Plehal (Tom), Gayle Cason Sartuche (Raul), Wendy Salazar (Daniel), Wayne Hickman (Laury), and Joyce Madsen (Ron), 15 grandchildren, 24 great grands, and a brother Russell Grimshaw.

Preceded in death by her husband Hubert (Hub) Hickman, son-in-law Bruce Cason, a great granddaughter Everly Ostler, and her siblings John Grimshaw, Douglas Farnow, and Norma Christiansen.

The family is grateful for the great care Annie received from the staff at The Wentworth at The Meadows Assisted Living along with Dixie Hospice Care.

The funeral services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, located at 110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM with a viewing that morning between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Annie’s guestbook at



8:30-9:30 am

Second Visitation


10:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


11:00 am
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S. Dixie Dr.,
St. George, UT

Guest Book

4 Responses

  1. Annie & Hub were 2 of our favorite people. Always full of life and laughter. Enjoyed many Barbershop outings with them and the rest of their gang. Our lives were enriched by her and Guy’s friendship.

  2. Wendy your mom was the sweetest We will always have the best memories with your mom and dad at your cabin in Beaver.

  3. Wendy I’m so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. She and your dad were great people that my parents loved to spend time with. Those great old barbershop events are wonderful memories that I hold dear. Love to you all during this difficult time. Sharon Christensen, Ray and Phyllis Christensen’s daughter.

  4. Annie was truly a light in this world!! Hub & Annie were two of our favorite people. She will absolutely be missed.
    Sending our love to all of you!!

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