OUR VOVO Annie Marie Enos Huestis April 17,1924 ~ March 21, 2012 Annie left us to be with her beloved Jesus, Mother Mary and her Father in Heaven after a long illness on March 21, 2012 in Cameron Park, CA. God saw her suffering on this first day of Spring and called her home to see the beautiful spring blooms in his eternal garden. She was born in Visalia, CA and lived to be 87 years old. It is safe to say that she was met at the Gates of Heaven by her sons Mark and Matthew Huestis; her granddaughter Jessica Huestis; her sisters Mamie, Betty and Angie; her brothers Joe Jr., and Tony; and her parents Joseph Sr. and Annie Marie Huestis. She is survived by her sister Dee Gibbs of Visalia, CA; Her three sons, Danny Elton Huestis (Joey) of Oakdale, CA; Del Leroy Huestis (Renee) of Antelope, CA; Bruce Craig Huestis of Cameron Park, CA.; and her daughter-in-law Diane Huestis, also of Cameron Park. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Serena Valentino, Brett Huestis, Sydney Huestis, Rachel Huestis, Kenny Fangonilo, Salvadore Huestis (Jayleen), Timothy Correa, Dana Huestis; and Matthew Huestis, Jr. She loved and adored her 6 great grandchildren as well as her many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. But the list could go on for she was considered by many to be their mother, or grandma - or just "Vovo," as she was so affectionately called - too. From the kids on the street in San Jose, CA, where she raised her five sons with Delbert Elton Huestis (RIP 1992), to the friends of her grandchildren who came to know her in Cameron Park, CA, she never let anyone go away hungry or without making them laugh till they cried, or without giving them one of her famous hugs. She was known for her loud, lovable laugh and adventurous spirit; her beautiful plants and lovely gardens; her big pots of Portuguese beans and family dinners; her courage to stand up to anyone who was being a bully to any of "her kids"; and her loving, nurturing side that made you always feel welcome - or not want to let go when she gave you a hug. In her lifetime, she must have said "I Love You" and "God Bless You" at least a million times. She is already missed but we know in our hearts, she is just around the corner and will always be here to listen to us. The viewing will be on Tuesday, March 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. with a service immediately following from 3 to 4 p.m. at Green Valley Mortuary, 3004 Alexandrite Rd, Rescue, CA 95672. Directions and an online memorial guest book can be found at greenvalleymortuary.com. Flowers are welcome - or you may make a contribution to the family to offset funeral costs in c/o Green Valley Mortuary, PO Box 277, Cameron Park CA 95682 (Checks can be made out to Del Huestis).