Anne was born in Bradford in 1941, to Jack and Mary Barron. She had a happy childhood in Yorkshire and was particularly close to her younger sister Caroline. After leaving school she trained to be a teacher and met her future husband Geoff when they were both students. They married in 1963 and a year later moved to Wallingford where their son Julian was born. They celebrated their Golden Wedding a few weeks ago.
Anne and Geoff moved to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell in 1973 where they met many people who would remain life long friends. Anne taught primary children in Wallingford and Didcot, as well as the village school in Brightwell, and her work allowed her to pursue her appreciation of music through playing the piano.
Anne threw herself into village life participating in lots of activities including the walking group, the WI and the coordination of the delivery of this magazine for Sotwell. She had numerous interests including gardening, reading, travelling and entertaining.
Anne was a devoted mother and wife who cherished her family with a kind and thoughtful passion. She lived such a full life with wonderful enthusiasm always seeing the best in people.
Her last two years were very difficult as she fought courageously against her illness. She never complained about what she had to endure, fighting bravely on. She was very appreciative of all the care and support she received from the medical staff and the village friends during this difficult time.
We are privileged to have shared our lives with this special person who will be dearly missed.
The family wish to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for the many messages of condolence we have received.
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