Anna Mae “Ann” Arnold
Anna Mae Ann Arnold, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away at home on April 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 15, 1921 in Akron, OH, Ann was the daughter of the late Lillian and John Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Howard; son, Jack; brother, Bill Smith; and sister, Betty Jean Nims.
Ann will be remembered for her exuberance, imagination and joy in life evidenced by her numerous design and building projects, love of entertaining and hosting large parties, traveling around the world, planning large family vacations and activities, excellent cooking abilities, and accomplishments playing the organ and piano.
Ann was also a generous and caring person. She and her husband fostered more than 30 children in the 1950’s and they also graciously provided for their family and many in need. She had a large circle of friends who were very dear to her. Ann particularly cherished time spent with her bridge club and with Elaine Williams, her friend of over 60 years. She was a matriarch of five generations whom she loved beyond measure.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Ron); five grandchildren, Debi, Jayne (Tim), Jack (Nicki), Carrie (David), and David (Mandy); eleven great grandchildren, Matthew, Shannon, Michael, Daniel, Amanda, Ashley, Madison, Nicholas, Chase, Natalie, and Andrew; and two great-great grandchildren, Joey and Harper.
Her family is grateful to Mary, Priscilla, and Joycelyn for their years of loving care and attention.
Funeral service and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002, in memory of her son Jack.