Annette (Stiefelmayer) Murray was born in Dayton, Ohio, but moved to Roscommon in 1971 after her parents purchased the Dairy Freeze and Hardware store on the south side of Higgins Lake. She is a Roscommon High School graduate, and earned her bachelor degree in English, Theatre and education from Michigan State University. She has a Master's Degree in education also from Michigan State University. She taught at Roscommon High school for 32 years, and is the proud mother of five children, and an excited grandmother of five perfect little ones. She aspires to be a writer when she grows up.