Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Age 68


Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
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Ann R. Lafferty (nee Alexander) age 68 years of Covington, KY and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico passed away peacefully from a long illness on November 20, 2013. Ann was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, where she graduated as Valedictorian of her senior class in 1963. She enrolled in Pennsylvania State University, achieving the Presidency of both Mortar Board and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and graduating as an Honors student and recipient of the Dean's Cup in the Business College in 1967. Following graduation she was recruited to join the fledgling Systems Division at the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, where she was employed for 20 years. In her spare time she volunteered and contributed to many charitable activities with a focus on education and gardening. She was an active and valued member of the Cincinnati Woman's Club, College Club of Cincinnati, Alpha Xi Delta Alumni, Civic Garden Center, Herb Society, Navy League Puerto Vallarta, Toys for Tots, the Peter Gray Museum of Art and many other organizations. Ann worked tirelessly for the children of Puerto Vallarta through the Toys for Tots program and the Peter Gray Museum's children's education program. Ann was also particularly fond of gardening, was a Master Gardener, and known for the cottage garden she tended for many years at her former home in Clifton, and the tropical garden at her home in Puerto Vallarta. She was also an avid traveler, particularly to Italy, her ancestral homeland, and Latin America where she lived for over 20 years with her husband in Venezuela and Mexico. Ann was the beloved wife of Jerome Lafferty for 44 years, and loving daughter of Rocco (deceased) and Rita Alexander and sister of Joan Alexander, all of Old Forge, Pennsylvania. She also left behind many dear friends and cousins, brothers and sisters in law, and 17 loving nieces and nephews spread throughout the U.S. and overseas. Celebrations of Ann's life will be scheduled in the near future in Cincinnati, Old Forge, and Puerto Vallarta. In memory of Ann, please send a flower to a friend. Memorial gifts are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati 45242, the Cincinnati Woman's Club Scholarship Fund, 330 Lafayette Avenue, Cincinnati 45220, or to the charity of your choice. Condolences at

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Hard to believe it has been 6 years ago.

Whilst life has indeed gone on, the sun rises and sets each day, we still miss you Annie. I think about you so very often.

RIP Anne.

I feel so fortunate that I got to know Ann through a small book club that met monthly in Puerto Vallarta – discussing books, life in general, and sharing wonderful meals. She was one of those rare people who was content to listen more than she talked, radiating intelligence, compassion and a shy wit. Ann, I will miss you!

Our deepest sympathy.

We were proud to count Ann as a member of Mortar Board. On behalf of the National Council and Board of Trustees, I offer deep sympathy and the most sincere regard for the way that she lived Mortar Board's Ideals throughout her lifetime.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

A lovely lady who did so much to leave the world a better place. As always, you are missed.

Ann, You have been such an inspiration and pillar of support to so many. May you rest in peace.

Annie was quite simply the best. Such class, honor, grace and dignity. The world is a lesser place. We miss you Annie!

Obedient humans will soon receive the full benefit of Jesus' ransom sacrifice.
This will occur under the rule of the Kingdom for which the upright have long prayed, saying:
“Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come.
Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:9, 10)
~Celena K. Simmons~