Annie at the annual Independence Day parade in Bolinas in 2012. David Briggs

Annie Crotts, who lived in Bolinas since 1925 and belted the Star-Spangled Banner to commence the local Fourth of July parade for more over six decades, passed away last week, at age 91. 

Annie lived through upheavals in her community and tragedies in her own life, but her inner strength and tolerance kept her in . . .