What an amiable and gracious lady! Texas women have lost an important and tenacious advocate. Anne will certainly be missed.
Just heard of this loss in the past few hours and my sympathies go out to her family and close friends. As one native Austin to another...I'll never forget the first time I met Anne, and how she corrected me when I added "West" to a street when it did not belong...and she did so with "that look." From that point on I knew she was a perfectionist, a formidable force, and a lady who meant business. Her work for a better society is a work I will always respect and attempt to emulate.
I was saddened to hear of Anne's passing. I barely knew her personally but was usually on the same side and was aware of and greatly respected her good works (and those of other members of her family-Bill,John Henry, Texana etc). My sincere condolences to her family. Que vaya con Dios!
Anne was my favorite person She loved all of us so much. She supported every part of my life. She made such a huge contribution to my life.
She hated "idiot boxes (tv)" when they first arrived because she thought we were more important, funnier, sensible and entertaining.
All of us had valid, good stuff to express and all of us could and should contribute to the discussions we had. Some times these were passionate, loud and always challenging.
I was somehow separated from my dear Anne and didn't bridge the gap
I wish I had been much more like her-- willing and able to fight for and win, usually, services, civil rights. She was true, thru and thru, honest and open
Please accept my condolences I didn't learn of her death until tonight, 7-20-13
Having her passage tied to continuous dedicated active love of people, Austin, and family is absolutely fitting.
Thank you for making my life so rich and the puzzles and confusion less frightening. Thank you for being exactly the best Anne McAfee. Thank you for sharing Anne with us
Anne was at every political and social justice event I went to in Austin. She always shared her smart politically savvy opinions, based on carefully researched facts. She inspired many of us to be MORE active. She mentored, encouraged and even prodded others to do more. She is irreplaceable - we must carry on her work. She glimpsed the coming victories in Texas. Let's work to reach the mountaintop in her memory.
Thanks, Anne for all you did for all of us with such an open heart and dogged dedication. I was fortunate to know you. Peace and blessings.
Libby and I feel a sense of personal loss to know that such a dependable friend, Anne, will not be there with another call for more action--always accompanied by a word of encouragement.
Thoughts and prayers to Mark and the McAfee family in this time of loss. Anne was a joy to know and high value entertainment to watch in action as she laid out well researched and expressed points of view in various public venues... I have a feeling there will soon be more justice in heaven.
Thank you Anne. You've given so much and inspired us all to continue standing in your stead for the long haul. Godspeed.
I am blessed to know two of Anne's daughters, and they are a tremendous testament to the character of their Mom. Very sorry for their loss and Texas' loss.
My condolences to the McAfee family and extended family. It was a shock to me because I always counted on Anne being with us forever. Please know that you are in my prayers daily. She will be missed but her words of encouragement and accountability will be heard by us as we move forward. I know she has now joined Texana Conn and will continue cheering for all of us to do our best. May she rest in peace!
My sincerest condolences to the McAfee family. Anne was always on the battlefield of so many worthy causes, always making a difference, and we are all the poorer by her passing.
What an amazing and inspirational woman. Texas has a huge hole after this loss. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends.
Our prayers are with the extended McAfee family in the loss of your mom, Anne. She didn't fear sharing her thoughts and beliefs on many major issues.
Prayers for family. May God bless,
Anne Always stood up for the less fortunate, but her greatest legacy is raising five kind and compassionate children. She will be greatly missed by many, including me.
To Bill and the family;
No words can express your loss, but know that we mourn with you the passing of a wonderful person.
Mark and Susan Welker, Rollingwood, Texas
Keith and I send our deepest sympathy to the McAfee family.
A funny, strong, smart, fierce fighter is gone and we shall miss her.
my prayers are with your family
...Xtreme respect for a life well lived...
...Undying gratitude for her crucial support in my own dark days of 1979...
...and much love for Bill and family, whose place in my heart transcends distance and time...I'm even punctuating this with the ellipses so favored by Bill!
Seems appropriate that I write this on Bastille Day. Sounds like Anne went out in the way she would have wanted--storming the gates right to the end.
Nothing new to add.. Rest in Peace, dear lady. Thanks for standing up and doing the right thing, your life is an inspiration and you will be missed.
RIP , You went down fighting the good fight.
Rest in peace dear lady. Thank you.
Rest on peace, Anne. The fight goes on.
Thank you for standing up and doing the right thing, your life was an inspiration....Rest in Peace...You will be missed....
Anne was one of the people who made Austin special during its transformation from a small town to a booming city. Smart, well informed and a good writer, her opinions were worth paying attention to. I'm glad to have counted her as a friend and grateful for all the conversations over many years. Kathy and I send condolences to Bill, Mark and the family.
Anne represented the best of Austin women--strong and smart, always willing to mentor others, always networking to bring us together. We will all miss her tremendously.
Mrs. McAfee's inspired life is yet another reason for all of us who are still able to fight the good fight, especially with her spirit to buoy us along! Thank you for the wonderful tribute to this fine Austinite and citizen of our state and nation.
Thank you for everything you've done.