Formerly of Battle Creek and Portage, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Born in 1937, Anne attended Columbus School for Girls, Denison University, and Western Michigan University, where she obtained her Masters of Social Work at age 65. An avid equestrian from an early age, as a teenager Anne rose through the ranks of Hunter Jumper competitions to place third in the Good Hands Saddle Seat Equitation at Madison Square Garden. In the years following, she was a professional horse show judge, realtor, and social worker. She played tennis at West Hills, and was an accomplished glass artist, exhibiting her work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
Anne is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth B. Johnston, her mother, Madeline R. Johnston, and her daughter, Sarah Jane Redner. She is survived by her special friend Shaw Emmons, who gave her the happiest seven years of her life; daughter Carol Snapp (Mark), stepdaughters Kerrie Redner and Laura Walters (Craig) and stepson Skip Redner; grandchildren Sean Walters, Christopher Walters, Alexander Hajian, Zachary Hajian, Henry Snapp and Lydia Snapp; siblings Richard Johnston (Joyce) and David Johnston (Laurel); and several nieces and nephews, including Laura Johnston, whom she was especially fond of.
In honor of Anne's wishes, the family will not hold a memorial or funeral service. Memories and photos are most welcome, and can be posted here. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center in Anne's honor.