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04/07/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ann Thomas Wicke

Elizabeth Ann Thomas Wicke
(d. 03 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news today.  Ann Thomas Wicke, Class of 1950, passed away in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the age of 77.

From the Daily Press - 04/07/10: 

                 Elizabeth Ann Thomas Wicke


COLUMBIA, MD. - Elizabeth Ann (Thomas) Wicke, 77, of Columbia, Md., passed away on April 3, 2010.

Ann, born and raised in Newport News, was the daughter of the late Archibald and Eva Thomas. A 1950 graduate of Newport News High School and a 1954 graduate of Longwood College, Ann lived a life full of teaching, advocating for the disabled, and family and friends.

Ann was the mother of Steve, Beth and Margaret, grandmother of seven and the loving sister of the late Elsie Hostetter of Newport News, Eleanor Pushcar of Mobile, Ala., and Evelyn Hartman of Yorktown.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. on April 9, 2010, in Columbia, Md., at St. John's United Methodist-Presbyterian at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made to Heifer International
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Published in the Daily Press from April 7 to April 8, 2010.

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April 7, 2010
As Elizabeth Ann Thomas, she literally became "the girl next door." While my brother Ralph served during the Korean War he received from Ann almost daily letters of cheer. As the war ended they married. Three bright and talented children followed who, with their children, have made the world a more cheerful place. Our condolences go out to them. They will miss her. So will we.
Charles and Concepcion Wicke
~ Charles Wicke, Victoria, B.C., British Columbia
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April 7, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Ann. I worked with her on the Howard County Access Committee for several years when she was with the dept. of disabilities.
She gave so much of herself to others and was an inspiration to me in my work as an advocate for and parent of children with disabilities. I will miss her.

~ Frances Goodson-Wang, Ellicott City, Maryland

April 7, 2010

Condolences from Simon Watson and Pamela Navarro-Watson.

~ Simon Watson, Chevy Chase, Maryland

April 7, 2010

  I want to extend my condolences to the family on the death of Ms. Wicke. She was a delightful person and a forceful advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Her light will be missed by all.
Janet Jones, HCMHA Adult Coordinator
~ Janet Jones, Columbia, Maryland

April 7, 2010

She was a wonderful neighbor for many years, building the community as mentioned......b/f.......
~ Unsigned

April 7, 2010

Ann was my "college mom", and although it's been years since I've seen her, she's often been in my thoughts.

It's a rare gift that Ann had, she was capable of paying gracious compliments with her lovely, lilting accent, that could light up your day. She paid me one, once, that has never, ever left me. It boosted a bruised esteem after a silly college boy hurt my heart and it has stayed with me all these years. She was a generous soul.

Condolences to Steve, Beth & my dear friend Margaret.
~ Allie Walsh






   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Wicke's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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