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Anne Seymour Olmsted Obituary
Olmsted, Anne Seymour Was born on January 9, 1920 to Seymour Hatch Olmsted and Frances Michael Olmsted in Winnetka, IL. Following her high school graduation from New Trier, Anne attended the University of Vermont, where she achieved a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1942. After college, Anne enlisted in the Navy to join in the WWII war effort. Achieving the rank of Lieutenant in the WAVES, Anne served as a radio, telephone and cable censor in the Office of Censorship in San Francisco. She also did public relations work in the District Public Housing office in San Francisco and personnel work at the WAVE separation center at Great Lakes. Anne's story about her WWII service has been chronicled in the US Library of Congress Veteran's History Project. After she left the Navy, Anne worked at Coronet Instructional Films as a laboratory technician and administrative assistant doing 16 mm film production and editing. On May 27, 1950, Anne married Dr. Donald W. McClure, a fellow WWII Navy veteran and a prominent physician. They settled in their hometown of Winnetka, and raised four sons. Don had a private practice for 28 years, was on staff at Evanston Hospital and the VA hospital. He also taught at the Northwestern University medical school. Anne was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing tennis, and loved the arts. She was active in community work. Anne and her husband enjoyed travelling and spending time at their Victorian farmhouse in Wisconsin. After retirement, the McClures moved to Indianapolis, IN. She kept in close contact with her friends from her childhood, high school, college and navy days. Anne Olmsted McClure passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. She was 92 years old. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Donald; and by her brother, Michael Olmsted. Survivors include her four sons, Donald Jr. McClure, Malcolm (Cathy) McClure. Douglas (Joni) McClure, Robert (Erin) McClure; five grandchildren, Chris (Jamie) McClure, Anne (Ted) Walk, Jonathan McClure, Ryan McClure, Rebecca McClure; and two great-grandchildren. She was a delightful lady and she will be deeply missed. A private memorial service is planned, but memorial contributions can be made in Anne's honor to LifeNets Charity at http://www.lifenets.org. A tribute page has been set up for family and friends to pass along personal messages or tell a story at http://flannerbuchanan.tributes.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, 2012
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