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Anne Thorsen Truax

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mar 21, 1925 – Oct 31, 2012


Saturday, March 21st 1925
Wednesday, October 31st 2012
University of Minnesota

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I had the great honor and pleasure of doing Anne's hair every 5 weeks. I only took me about 30 minutes to do Anne's hair, but we talked for the full hour. By the time we met, she was retired. However, the teacher in her never left. She taught me so much. She had a life well lived and I always hung on her every word as she would recount a story or an event. Getting her to speak of her professional accomplishments was a challenge. She preferred talking about her family and her friends. ...

Anne was a vital part of the women's community at the University of Minnesota. I had the honor and pleasure of working with her at MWC from 1980-82, and will always be grateful for her generosity, light-heartedness, and fierce commitment to women's issues. My thoughts are with Judith and the rest of Anne's family as you celebrate her legacy.

We knew and enjoyed Anne since she has been in New Mexico. We will miss her.

My deepest sympathy. Anne was a personal Hero to me.

Anne, Thanks for many wonderful evenings at 65 Clarence Ave. SE: around the stove, around the table. Cooking and eating great food, hanging out late into the night singing show tunes. It was home, it was community. Love you, girl bpn

Anne was an exceptional woman who lived her life with a strength, dignity and joy that I always admired. I can only hope I will be as good a grandmother as she has been to my son.

A wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I'm so happy to have seen her and Judy last May in Albuquerque.

Anne's impact at the University of Minnesota was huge. She was a wonderful partner in the building of Women's Studies and CAFS, and she and Judy were a central node in our vibrant community of feminists. We all mourn her.

I worked with Anne at the Minnesota Women's Center in 1974 and remember her well. She was fiercely dedicated to the cause of feminism, and she was a warm and generous human being. Our "staff meetings" at The Haberdashery on the West Bank and potluck dinners were wonderful opportunities for me as a young feminist seeking like-minded colleagues. My sincere condolences to her family.


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