Annie L. D. Hurtt

Feb 05, 2020
Annie Hurtt

Tenants Harbor — Annie (Anne) Lawrie Demorest Hurtt of Tenants Harbor, passed away Jan. 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was 94. Born in Rye, N.Y. Aug. 2, 1925, she spent her last years in Ann Arbor, M.I.

Anne was a graduate of Westover School, Wellesley College, and earned a master’s degree in psychology from Temple University.

Her long teaching career took her to England, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, where she passed on her endless love of learning and was known for encouraging her students’ curiosity and creativity. Thoughtful and reflective, she brought an inquiring mind to all she engaged in, from local and national politics to Russian language and culture.

A lover of music and art, Anne sang in numerous choral groups until the age of 90, and returned to drawing and painting in her final years. She was an adventurous outdoorswoman and especially loved skiing, hiking, sailing, walking and tennis. She also loved birds and trees, and cared deeply about preserving the natural world.

A kind and steady soul, she never sought the limelight, accepting and supporting those around her. She possessed a wry sense of humor and was not afraid to speak out on issues that were important to her.

Anne was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Spencer M. Hurtt; her sister, Dilys D. Peirce; her brother, William J. Demorest.

She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Demorest; three daughters, Lawrie Hartt (Jacqueline Coren), Deborah Hurtt, and Sue Johnson (Kevin); two grandchildren, Andy and Dana Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Glacier Hills Senior Living Community, Ann Arbor, MI Feb. 16 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, July 18 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, (time to be announced).

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Donations in her memory may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation, Trees in Memory (Chippewa National Forest): The Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68505; or the Jackson Memorial Library, PO Box 231, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

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