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Mrs. Ann Maxwell Smith Anders, age 78, of Burlington, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, after a brief period of illness.
She was born in Southern Pines, North Carolina and graduated from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. She worked as a medical technologist for a number of years before devoting herself to raising a family. Ann served as PTA President at Williams High School, was President of the Burlington Junior Woman’s Club, and Vice President of the Alamance County Service League. She was most proud to serve on the Ralph Scott Lifeservices Board of Directors for 20 years and, during that time, she also served on their Human Rights Committee. Ann met numerous friends over the years during her time of volunteering, many of whom remain her close friends today. She loved her lunch bunch friends with whom she met monthly.
Mrs. Anders is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill Anders; children, Jeffrey Anders, Patrick Anders, and Amy Anders Jennings and her husband, Nathan; granddaughter Millie Jennings, all of Burlington; her sister-in-law, Joy Anders Bradley of Asheville; a cousin, Kay Doss of Dallas, Texas; and the family’s beloved poodle, “Lilly”. She was preceded in death by her parents George Alexis Smith and Ada Duncan Smith.
The memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. The family will receive friends following the service at First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ralph Scott Life Services, which provides living assistance to the disabled, at www.rsli.org/donate (408 W Trade St, Burlington, NC 27217) or to the Conservators Center, a sanctuary for endangered carnivores, at www.conservatorscenter.org/support (P.O. Box 882, Mebane, NC 27302).
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.