(Helen) Ann Motz

May 20, 2024
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Gorham- Ann Motz, age 81, went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20, 2024.

          A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday (June 1st) at the Bethel Baptist Church in Gorham, NY.

          Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Box 84, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Gorham Historical Society, P.O. Box 90,

Gorham, NY 14461.

          Ann was born Helen Ann Welker on August 3, 1942 to the late Donald and Helen Spink Welker. She graduated from Attica Central School in 1960. On Sept. 30, 1961 she married John C. “Jack” Motz. Ann and Jack moved to the Gorham area in 1960’s.

          Ann drove school bus for Marcus Whitman Central School for 25 years. Then she became a trainer of new bus drivers until her retirement.

          Ann was a member of the Gorham Bethel Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years, and active in the Ladies’ Missionary Society. Ann was also a member of the Gorham Historical Society and the Lake-to-Lake Quilt Guild.

          Ann was a weekly volunteer at Le Tourneau Christian Center. She was an accomplished seamstress, who made many of her children’s and grandchildren’s clothing, and was a prize-winning quilter. She had a “green thumb’ and enjoyed gardening. Ann mowed the church lawn and planted and maintained their flower bed for many years.

          Ann loved spending time with her grandchildren. She and Jack had a cottage on Canandaigua Lake, where their grandchildren spent their summers. The family continues to enjoy time at the lake together.

          Ann is survived by her husband, Jack Motz; son, David (Patty) Motz; daughter, Patti (David) Johnston; 7 grandchildren, Darin (Rosemary Motz, Brian Motz, Molly (Kurt) Soppe, Brett (Taylor) Curtis, Megan (Adam) Scott, Kevin Johnston and Kyle Johnston; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Sue (Charles) Ann; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Welker, Joann Welker and Judy (Brad) Page; brother-in-law, Ron LeVine; and many nieces and nephews.

          Ann was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy A. Motz Curtis in 2005; and by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters; and 1 brother-in-law.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Motz family.


Funeral Service

Bethel Baptist Church

Saturday, June 1, 2024
11:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church
Main Street, Gorham
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Joni Hey from Stanley, NY on May. 22, 2024

So sorry to hear the loss of Ann 🥲 I had the privilege of learning to drive bus from Ann in 2003! I loved her the first time I met her and we were always friends from that day ♥️ Rest in Peace my sweet friend 🙏

Sally Logan from Burns, TN on May. 22, 2024

Patti Johnston, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear mother. My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve your loss and reflect on your sweet memories of your mom. 🙏🏻❤️

Julie Cole (Gerhardt) from Leesburg, Alabama on May. 22, 2024

Rest in peace, Ann. We love you and will miss you but we know you are in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Prayers up for your loving family.

Kelly Clark Pinckney from Penn Yan, NY on May. 22, 2024

Hugs sent to Jack and family. Thinking of you all and remembering many fun times with the Motz family.

Cathy Warminsky-Blythe from Rising Fawn, GA on May. 22, 2024

Patti & David,
I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I know that Kathy was there to welcome her home.
Thinking of you.

Shawn Ingandello (Tears) from Geneva NY on May. 23, 2024

So sorry to hear of her passing... She was an amazing person, always had a smile and a kind word to say. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Mary Gippe from Gorham, NY on May. 23, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of her passing, prayers to the family. She was the sweetest lady, always walking me home or giving me rides after Awana's. She will definitely be missed.

Wendy (Clark) Grace from PENN YAN on May. 23, 2024

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember the great times our families had camping in Maine and living in Gorham. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.🙏🙏

Cindy Kamholtz from Lawndale,NC on May. 24, 2024

This is so sad for those of us who remain on this earth. Big hugs to you, David and Patti! I really loved your mother. She was a special and kind lady. She's in the arms of Jesus now. Praying for the family.

Alan Williams on May. 24, 2024

I wanted to reach out to you Jack and your family to tell you how sorry I am to read about Ann's passing.

We shared a lot of good times together when we worked together driving bus at Whitman.

I will unfortunately be out of town on the day of Ann's service
I just wanted to let you know I thought highly of both You.


Barbara Vanhanegen from Stanley on May. 25, 2024

Moved in next door to Ann in 2022. She greeted me as one of my first neighbors. We shared gardening tips and we spoke often that first year. I missed her as a friendly neighbor.

Annette Wolfe from Gorham, NY on May. 28, 2024

Patti..... I am so very sorry to hear of the passing your Mom. Sending you many hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

Lynnette Miller from Rushville, NY on May. 28, 2024

Patti, I have good memories of seeing you and your mom in the blueberry patch year after year - not even planned. Good talks that included many laughs! May all the memories of your mom bring peace and comfort to you at this time.

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