SAVITT--Annelle, 88, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2013 at her home in Manhattan. She was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on November 13, 1924 to parents Elizabeth and Palmer Hayes. At age one, her family moved to Dallas. She attended the university of Texas where a major film maker put her under contract to 20th century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. She continued her education at UCLA. New York became her home for the last 41 years where she became an interior designer working on projects in New York, Paris, and Caracas, Venezuela. She is survived by her husband, Richard, her son Mark and his wife Kimberly, her daughter Arrelle and her husband Francois, grandchildren Max and his wife Natalie, Felix, Mia, Roxanne, great-grandson Dashel, step-son Bob and his wife Jeanne. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Alligene and her brother James. Funeral services will be private. Remembrance may be made by donations to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at Grand Central Station PO Box 477 New York, NY 10163.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 29, 2013