Ann Jackson DePuy, 82, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. She was born in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 1927, the daughter of John and Edith Jackson.
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Ann was a loving and thoughtful wife, mother and grandmother who valued having fun. Her passions included reading, traveling and history. She was an active woman who skied, played tennis and hiked. She adored her home and the wildlife around it, as well as her pets, garden and her little green tractor. She was also a big city gal who appreciated, among other things, theater, symphony and art.
Ann graduated from New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Conn., where she was a cheerleader and played basketball. She attended the Katherine Gibbs School in New York City and worked for TWA, Coca-Cola and Parent's Magazine before marrying Emerson DePuy on June 19, 1948.
Ann and Emerson lived many places because of Emerson's work with PDM, a heavy construction company that built the St. Louis arch. They lived in Des Moines, Dallas, Chicago, Spain, Pittsburgh and Menlo Park, Calif., before retiring to Bozeman in 1988. Ann enjoyed working with others and was a volunteer at Menlo-Atherton High School, Filoli Gardens, the Stanford Museum, Stanford Hospital, the Stanford International Student Center, and the Museum of the Rockies. She and Emerson were veteran world travelers, who delighted in their shared adventures.
Ann was a classy lady who will be remembered for her spunk and concern for others, especially the little guy.
Ann is survived by her husband, Emerson; and her children, Debbie DePuy of Los Angeles, Calif., and David DePuy (Judy) of Los Altos, Calif.; as well as her grandchildren, Jesse Giunta of Woodland Hills, Calif., Jennifer DePuy of Los Altos, Calif., and Cliff DePuy of Los Altos, Calif.
At Ann's request no services will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 520 E. Babcock St., Bozeman, MT 59715; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 26, 2009