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Anne Taylor McGary Hubler

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HUBLER, Anne Taylor McGary Age 79 passed away at her residence Monday, April 13, 2009 in Hopkinton, MA. Anne was born on October 6, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to Walter and Mary McGary. Until the final 1 ½ years of her life, Anne was a lifetime resident of Dayton. She graduated from Oakwood High School and was a longtime supporter of the visual and performing arts in Dayton and throughout the state of Ohio. Anne was involved in the Civil Rights movement and was a member of the Dayton Junior League, working to bring positive social change to her Dayton community. From the 1970s to 2008 Anne actively supported numerous local and regional arts organizations both in professional roles and as a tireless volunteer. She was the General Manager of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in its founding years, General Manager of the Dayton Childrens Theater, President of the Friends of the Dayton Ballet, Manager of Creativity 80s programs with the Engineering Department at the University of Dayton, and President of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network. Anne was a member of the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Ohio Art League, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, and many local and regional art quilt groups. In the early 1990s Anne started her own art career in fiber art. Her goal was to elevate fiber art or womens art, to the status of fine art. She exhibited her work in numerous galleries across the state of Ohio including the Governors Mansion and the White Houses permanent art collections. She won many awards including the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 2006, and a lifetime achievement Special Commendation Award from the Board of County Commissioners and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District in 2008. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her 1st husband William Kuntz Jr., and her 2nd husband George Beckman Hubler. Anne is survived by her sisters Ellen Rill, Patricia Mudd and Mary Driscoll; her five children William Kuntz III, George (Pamela) Hubler Jr., James Hubler, Mary (Steven) Ansell, and Hazel (Kent) Chapple; and nine grandchildren, Robert and Andrew Kuntz, Reed, Mitchell and Haley Hubler, Louisa, Rachel and Samuel Ansell, Finley Chapple. A memorial will be held in June in the Dayton area. Please send a donation to a Dayton arts organization in lieu of flowers
Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 19, 2009
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