On Thursday evening, November 9th, Anne Marie Hall Powell of Washington NH, while surrounded by her three children, peacefully took leave of her terrestrial vessel to continue her journey. Her time here on Earth, some of it magic and some of it tragic, was impactful on many.
She was brought into this world on February 17, 1928, by Roderick and Marion Jensen Hall in Worcester MA where she spent her youth in cahoots with her brothers, Rod (Bud) and Dick.
Anne attended Smith College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and initially taught at Northfield. She then decided to pursue a career in health care and received her RN from Yale.
While at Yale, Anne met a dashing and brilliant young doctor, Wilson Powell, and they were wed. They soon started a family which included Debbie, Beth and Rick and set up home in Guilford CT. Wilson passed in 1963 and Anne continued to raise her young family as a single mom and teacher at the Calvin Leete Elementary School in Guilford.
Throughout her life, Anne spent every summer as well as many winter weekends, in fact every available moment, at her happy place at the family’s lakeside home on Lake Millen in Washington NH.
She raised her own family with a passion for the outdoors and the lake and often, during summers, cared for her extended family which included her brothers’ children Becky, Debbie, Roddy, and Martha.
Retirement never slowed her down as she continued her passions for skiing, tennis, sailing, swimming, gardening, and reading. She traveled extensively, starting in her youth with a trip to help in recovery efforts in Europe, post WWII. She continued this passion in life with a skiing trip in Switzerland, touring Australia with her daughter and family, a cross continental train trip with Rod, Shirl and Roddy and then visiting China with her brother Bud and his family.
Anne was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Wilson Powell, and her brother Rod Hall. She is survived by her brother Dick Hall of Michigan, her children, Deborah Hammond and husband Tom of Hiram ME, Beth Powell of Hatfield, MA and Wilson Powell and wife Sonia of Nashua NH. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, and their extended families.
She will be dearly missed by us all. A celebration of life will be held in the summer.