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- Published on 30 March 2011
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The life of Nannette G. Anspon will be celebrated privately.
Mrs. Anspon was born in Easton, Pa. on Nov. 29, 1922, the daughter of Florence and Thur Martin Green. As a child, she lived in Melbourne, Australia and visited exotic Polynesian ports of call, while her father was the director of Kayser woolen mills in Australia. She attended Douglass College, studied art, and was a watercolorist. After college, she worked at General Aniline in Easton, where she met her husband, Dr. Harry D. Anspon, a chemist. The couple’s 55 year marriage included living for 40 years in Sewickley, Pa., where Mrs. Anspon devoted herself to family, art, nature and animals. She was a long-time member of the Audubon Society, Western Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She died Wednesday, March 23 at her home in Houston.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Harry D. Anspon, two daughters and a son-in-law, Catherine D. Anspon and Ellen Anspon and Andrew Fraser; two granddaughters, a niece, Bonnie McAllister and her husband, Wayne of Mount Vernon; a nephew, Duane Anspon and his wife, Susan; and a grandniece and two grandnephews.
Memorial gifts for the Menil Collection in memory of Nannette G. Anspon may be sent to The Menil Foundation, Inc., 1515 Branard St., Houston, Tex., 77006, Attn: Aline Wilson.