Anna Marie was born on January 22, 1964. She was soon adopted by Shirley and Jack Hilfinger, who were founding members of Phoenix Meeting. Anna also had an adoptive brother, Mark.
Growing up, Anna played the flute. As an adult she worked at Walgreens as a clerk in the cosmetic department. Anna was married to Rick Dowell, who died in 2003. Anna was a birthright member of Phoenix Quaker Meeting and always considered Meeting to be her spiritual home. She wrote birthday and anniversary cards to everyone in the Meeting Directory who had a birth or anniversary date listed.
Even though she was unable to attend Meeting very often, Anna kept in touch with others with whom she had grown up in Meeting.
Anna was always happy and had a positive outlook. She enjoyed giving little gifts to those she loved.
Anna died peacefully in her sleep on April 23, 2020. She is survived by her brother Mark Hilfinger, and her friend and housemate, Gary Moore.