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04/01/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Anne Marlow Fitzgerald

Anne Elizabeth Marlow Fitzgerald
(14 Nov 1947 - 21 Mar 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As her obituary has at last been located, here this Saturday morning is a fuller account of the sad news reported earlier.  Anne Marlow Fitzgerald, Class of 1965, sister of David Marlow ('69) of AL, passed away in Oceanside, California at the age of 69. 


 From Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 04/01/17, 9:23 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

 From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 04/01/17, 10:47 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

AM Fitzgerald's obit was just posted today.

  From Jeanie Scruggs Anderson of VA - 04/01/17, 9:23 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

Anne's obituary, as requested.

Blessings, Jeanie Scruggs Anderson

   Thank you so very much, Barry, Bonnie, and Jeanie!


From The San Diego (CA) Union Tribune - 04/01/17: 

                   Anne Marlow Fitzgerald

    OCEANSIDE, CA - Anne Marlow Fitzgerald passed away peacefully in hospice care after a three-year bout with peritoneal cancer. Her family was with her.

She was born Anne Elizabeth Marlow in Smithfield, North Carolina. She moved to Newport News, Virginia, as a young child. She graduated from Newport News High School, and attended college at Eastern Tennessee University.

After school, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she raised a family during the day, and worked part-time in the evenings. She was active in several clubs and organizations, enjoyed tennis, and was an avid bridge player.

  After an unfortunate divorce, she met her future husband Steve, and started a long distance relationship as he had just retired from the U.S. Army and gotten a job in San Diego. After a year, she married Steve. They packed up, and the little Southern girl and her two young boys moved to El Cajon, CA. She lived there for 16 years, and raised her two boys into adulthood.

She was an active member of Skyline Christian Church. She moved to Oceanside, CA, in 2002, and found her place in the sun and her forever home. Here she became a longtime, active member of the Oceanside Newcomers & Friends. She was an active member of Twin Cities Christian Church which became Lighthouse Christian Church. At Lighthouse, she was active in several different ministries in the church.

She enjoyed playing cards with various groups and liked Bingo with her friends. Her work was as an administrative assistant to executives of several defense companies, an investment firm, the America's Cup and others. After she retired, her hobbies were sweeping (entering sweepstakes) and traveling. She was both serious and successful about sweeping. She won a car, large cash prizes and several trips, both domestic and international, which dovetailed with her enjoyment of travel.

She was a devoted Mom, loving wife, sister and daughter. Her family was her core, and meant everything to her. She was immensely proud of her children's strong character and achievements. She was also a loyal and loving friend to so many that loved her in return. Anne was admired for her courage and grace which covered all who knew her. She was a strong woman who faced her cancer with strength and determination. In sickness and in health, she found beauty and joy in life and adventure in each day. She was always Miss Anne to us. She was and will continue to be beautiful, warm and interesting with an allure of elegance and Southern charm.

Anne is survived by her devoted husband Steve and their three boys: Sean Fitzgerald, Clay Smith, and Austin Lee Smith. She leaves four grandchildren: Sean, Katia, Andrew and Tyler. She leaves her brother David Marlow, her niece Megan, and daughters-in-law Casey Smith, Adrienne Bertonneau and Niki Fitzgerald.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on April 8th, at noon at Lighthouse Christian Church, Oceanside, CA. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Lighthouse Christian Church, 4700 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on April 1, 2017.

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April 01, 2017

Please accept my condolences in your loss. I have many fond remembrances of this lady through the Oceanside Newcomers. I will be unable to attend her Celebration of Life as I will be out of town. Know that I will think of both her and you. Sincerely, E. Fred Elledge

~ E. Fred Eledge, Oceanside, California

April 01, 2017

Anne was our dear friend for decades. We shared so much love and laughter and she will remain our friend in our hearts forever.

~ Carol and Art Tuckman, El Cajon, California

April 02, 2017

Steve and family, I went to Newport News High School in Newport News, Virginia with Anne. She was a good friend and a beautiful person always. My condolences to her boys and to you all. God bless you. Dianne (Adams) Puckette

~ Dianne Puckette, Newport News, Virginia

April 02, 2017

Steve, our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Anne we will miss her at church and all that she did for the church.

Blessings to you and the family.
Fidel and Kathy Salazar LCC.

~ Fidel and Kathy Salazar, Oceanside, California

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Anne's family, friends, and classmates.


   This information is also posted here:


From Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA - 04/02/17, 11:58 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

Carol....Here is Anne's obit!

From The Cutest Girl in the Class of 1965, Dianne Adams Puckette of VA - 04/02/17, 5:03 PM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

Hi Carol,

I typed in Anne's name again this afternoon, obituaries in California, and it came up; didn't know if you had found it, too.

Thanks so much for keeping us so informed!


   Thank you so much, Ray and Dianne!


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Divider Line 1070 courtesy of - 03/19/14

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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