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Anne C. Zimmer

Date of Death: November 15, 2015
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Ivy Hill Cemetery
Upperville, VA
Saturday 12/12, 2:00 pm

Anne Carter Lee Ely Zimmer, 88, of Winchester, Virginia, died on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury.   Anne Zimmer was born in 1927 in Washington D.C., the daughter of Hanson Edward Ely, Jr., and Anne Carter Lee. She was a graduate of St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia, and VassarContinue Reading

Joy Gebhard left a message on December 2, 2015:
Though I knew Anne is not well for some time, hearing the news of Anne's passing I could not help but feeling immense sadness realizing my dearest friend Anne has departed. If I were to recall, I think it was a late autumn day in l989 as I was walking to the post office to pick up my mail, I heard someone say, " Hallo " . It was Anne whom I met for the first time. Anne invited me in for tea and introduced me to Fred. This was the beginning of our many teas together sometimes in the garden. Fred working in the garden often talked about the special plants and flowers which were growing in the old family garden next to the Trinity Church. Then As I was a fairly new resident in Upperville I was delighted in Anne's warm friendly welcome. Anne and Fred made me feel totally ease and home. Stories of India, Parkistan and many faraway countries Anne and Fred lived and visited were shared as we had tea or light salad lunch. Once I provided korean salad called Jabchai which Anne and Fred liked. It was on such occasion I became familiar with Anne's humour, infectious smile with twinkle in her eyes. Often I was surprised to know the broad knowleedge and experience Anne and Fred had in store. It was Anne and Fred who knew instantly " Land of Hunza" when I mentioned. Hunza which is a small Hymalayan kingdom of Agha Kahn which I wanted to visit. Above all, a memory I will cherish most is the Lee Oyster Dinner Anne and Fred have prepared and invited me last year after a dinner at my house in Upperville. The famous Oyster Dinner is right out of Annes cook book she wrote. I remember the elegant table set with candlelight reflecting on her ever graceful smiling eyes. Such gift of a friendship I felt I was piviledged and a blessing. Anne and Fred lived in a larger world and knew the world is bigger. I Ofen I thought I don't need to explain to Anne where I was from or what I am. She seemed to understand already. In my twenty seven years of living in Upperville the friendship of Anne and Fred is the greatest gift I cherish. After all I was a stranger from thousands of miles away from my native country and Anne reached out to me with welcome smile as though we have known each other. Like a beacon of Upperville, Anne's memory of loving spirit and kindness will remain with me always. I send my sincere condolence to Susan, Christopher and the family. With deepest sympathy and affection Joy Gebhard
Kathleen Crettier left a message on November 28, 2015:
Sorry to hear of your mother's death, Susan.
Mary Roy Dawson Edwards left a message on November 24, 2015:
I remember Anne from our Lee Society meetings as a very kind, friendly, and exuberant lady. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Philip and Daphne Reese left a message on November 23, 2015:
We both remember Cousin Anne with great affection. She was and engaging woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She also loved to dance, something Phil and she did at Lee family reunions over the years. On one occasion, she slipped starting to go down and Phil caught her bring her up right and they continued right along not missing a beat. To everyone save Anne and Phil it looked like an elaborate dip for which some complimented them. She fund great humor and fun in it and kept right on dancing! With her husband, Fred, they made an attractive couple welcome in any setting and adding immeasurably to it. She and he will both be missed by family and friends. We send our love and condolences to her family. Daphne and Phil
Lisa McCown left a message on November 18, 2015:
Dear family, I really enjoyed meeting Anne and helping her with her research on the Lee family cookbook. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lisa, W&L Special Collections
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
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