IN MEMORIAM: Anne Washington Kinsolving Talbott

by Jane Ahrens
Talbott Anne Beach

Anne Washington Kinsolving Talbott died peacefully at her home on September 24, 2007 after a courageous eleven month fight with cancer. The daughter of Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving and Mary Kemp Blagden, she was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1942 and grew up in New York City where she attended the Chapin School. Anne then attended Foxcroft School in Virginia, where she was a proud hound and captain of the drill team. She attended Smith College and worked in London, England before marrying her husband John, with whom she spent 42 wonderful and adventurous years living in Texas, California, Tennessee, Washington D.C. and Connecticut as well as Fishers Island, New York.

Anne earned a BA in Russian Studies from Eckerd College and traveled numerous times to Russia. During her professional career, she had the opportunity to work in a various fields, including college advisor at The Webb School and recruitment specialist for IRG, Ltd. Anne served on many boards and participated in varying groups and organizations, including the Foxcroft Board of Trustees and the Robertson County, TN, Library Board. In her latter years, one of her greatest joys was participating in the choir at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Old Lyme, CT, where she and her husband worshipped. As well as spending time with her family and friends, Anne’s favorite pastimes were wandering woods and beaches with her corgi Lincoln and working in her numerous gardens.

Anne is survived by her husband Rev. John Talbott, her daughters Thayer Talbott, Kemp Hoversten and Polly Talbott, her granddaughter Wren Talbott Hoversten, her brother Augustus B. Kinsolving, and many cousins, friends and loved ones. The family has asked, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Anne’s memory to The Foxcroft School, P.O. Box 5555, Middleburg, VA 20118 or Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care, 28 Crescent St, Middletown, CT 06457.

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