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Annette Ellen House, 54, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, at her home in Schwenksville.
She was born Sept. 4, 1962, in Fargo, N.D., a daughter of Milton House, of Lewisburg, and the late Ruth (Updegraff) House.

Annette grew up with her parents, sister, Kathleen, and brothers, Keith and Steven as their family made homes in several states across the country. Annette was valedictorian of her class of 1980 at Sumter High School in Sumter, S.C. She graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a degree in textile chemistry. Annette earned a Fulbright Scholarship and spent a year of study in Berlin, Germany.
Annette went on to receive a masters in international business from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. There she met her husband, Andrew P. Hay (later divorced). Annette and Andrew brought into the world a son. Jorden, and a daughter, Elena.
Annette developed a career as a marketing strategist in the pharmacological business, initially with Merck and most recently she held the position of Director, Commercial Development -- Pfizer Global Innovative Products.
Annette enjoyed music, travel, her work, and time with her many friends and family. Annette was brilliant, kind, and vibrant, and she lived a full and wonderful life. She was very much loved and will be sorely missed.

Surviving in addition to her father, her children, and her siblings, are six nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held in the Schwenksville/Philadelphia area on Saturday, Aug. 19th.
See memorial service details and leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
Published on July 26, 2017
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