Independent Historian

Rae Anna was born in Brigham City, Utah. She graduated from Hot Springs High School and Washington State University in Police Science and Administration. She has worked in law enforcement for the past five decades. She has the distinction of being one of the first women in the Spokane Police Reserve program and one of the first females in uniform in the police ranks to serve on the streets of Spokane.

Rae Anna was an Adjunct Professor for the Community Colleges of Spokane and is involved throughout the community in service work. Her “heart project” is researching line of duty death to make sure law enforcement officers around the nation are recognized and remembered for their sacrifice. She is a recognized law enforcement historian on a state and national level. When her son and daughter were younger, she was involved in Cub Scouts, 4-H, and Camp Fire as a leader. They earned several national awards for volunteer projects, mostly of a historical nature, and she was able to take three groups of students to Washington D.C. to receive recognition.

Rae Anna is a member of Jonas Babcock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and has proven nine supplemental patriots. She served as State Historian 2016-2018. Rae Anna creates placemats and posters depicting the history of monuments, chapters, and historical facts about the Washington State Society.

Rae Anna has had over 300 articles published in local, state, and national publications and has authored or co-authored over 25 books, mostly historical in nature, which over half have been used to raise funds for non-profit group projects. She has written many grants, receiving funds for several history-related projects including six DAR monuments, and works with a committee creating collages for the Hallways of History and the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum. She is also a consultant on different historical projects.

Rae Anna has received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award; Right Stuff Award – For Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to the Community: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 WSSDAR Inspiration Award for Excellence in Publicity and Public Relations; WSRLEA Presidents’ Award; Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal; 2018 Outstanding Chapter Regent, and National Vietnam Veteran Outstanding Daughters NSDAR Certificate for the State of Washington.

She is also a member of the Mayflower Society, John Howland Society, Daughters of the Colonial Wars, Washington State Daughters of the Pioneers, Association, and Spokane Corral, Westerners.