TIBBETS, ANN HETHERINGTON CAIN, beloved mother, grandmother, godmother and teacher, passed away in Dallas, Texas on September 27, 2002. Ann was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 28, 1922 to John W. and Annie OP. Cain. She was one of the last members of her family to have met and known her cousin, Amelia Earhart. An received her B.A. from the University of Missouri and the worked as a stenographer with the War Department in Washington, D. C. during World War II. She returned to Kansas City briefly after the war, and in 1947 she married Charles R. Tibbets and moved to San Antonio, Texas where she lived for the next 49 years. She obtained her teachers certificate from Trinity University in 1960 and taught English at Alamo Heights Middle and High schools for 24 years. After her retirement, she was a docent at the Witte Museum and the Institute of Texan Culture insane Antonio, and as a freelance writer was a frequent contributor to the San Antonio Express-News and the North San Antonio Times. She was also an active volunteer in reading programs for children, and her greatest joy in her later years was bringing the gift of literacy to young people. She is survived by her son, Michael R. Tibbets and wife Marcia of Houston; daughter, Joan Tibbets Hudson and husband Chuck of Dallas; beloved grandchildren Daniel and Mary Tibbets; brother Jack Cain and wife Jane of Costa Mesa, California; brother in law Thomas J. Tibbets of San Antonio; her loving godchildren, Jeanie Williams McGaughy of Austin and Rosie Williams Udouj of Jackson, Mississippi; step-grandchildren Nora, Caitlyn and Andrew Hudson; and hundreds of her former students whose lives were touched by her special gift for teaching. She will be buried next to her parents in Atchison, Kansas following a funeral service at 12:00 noon Monday, September 30, 2002 in Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Chapel on Northwest Hwy. Dr. William J. Carl, III will officiate. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Childrens Literacy Project, 24 Union St., Hamburg, N.Y. 14075 or the childrens charity of you choice. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401
Published in Dallas Morning News on Sep. 28, 2002.