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Anne Barry


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Anne Barry Obituary
March 20, 1935 - June 25, 2016 Anne Barry passed away at her home in Century City, California on Saturday, June 25, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Lora Sokolow and husband Mark White; stepdaughter Laurie Barry and husband Blair Baker; brother Fred Karlsen and wife Marilee; grandchildren Elise and Elijah Sokolow; and family here and in The Netherlands. Anne was born Anneke Sonja Kats, to Alfred Siegfried Kats and Eveline (Hertzberger) Kats, on March 20,1935, in Amsterdam. In 1941, her family emigrated from The Netherlands to the United States, settling in Los Angeles, California. Anne graduated from Fairfax High School. After a year of boarding school in Switzerland, she attended UCLA. Anne married (and later divorced) Jerome Sokolow, with whom she had her daughter Lora. As a young mother, she worked in the fashion industry. She married Hy Barry, owner of Michael's Art Supply. Together they lived a full life. They traveled extensively and enjoyed theater, the Hollywood Bowl, and playing paddle tennis and gin rummy at the Sand and Sea Beach Club in Santa Monica. Hy passed away in 1991, and Anne continued to travel. She especially enjoyed tours with Crystal Cruises and trips to Wailea, Maui, where she would twice a year visit her daughter and grandchildren residing there. Anne was active in philanthropy, including United Hostesses Charities of Beverly Hills. She was a true patron of the arts, attending the LA Philharmonic and supporting theater all over the city. A sports lover, she played tennis and golf, and followed pro tennis and the Los Angeles Lakers. Anne's amazing curiosity and appetite for life was infectious. She brought style and grace wherever she went. She was very proud of her family and friends, and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Burial with be private. A celebration of her life will be held at 5 pm, at Anne's home. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 28, 2016
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