Nov 14, 1926 - Feb 12, 2015
Evelyn Anne Craig Arnsdorff, 88, died peacefully in the early morning on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Arbor Acres Retirement Community, her home since July 2008.
Anne was born on November 14, 1926 to the late W. Franklin and Evelyn Craig in Charlotte, NC. In addition to her parents, Anne was also preceded in death by her husband Mallie Henry Arnsdorff, Jr. (Hank) and her brother, William F. Craig, Jr. Anne was a graduate of UNC-G in Art Education and the New York School of Interior Decorating. She also did graduate studies at UVA and UMD. Anne taught art to children and adults in public, private, parochial, and military schools, and later worked for the Civil Service at the Government Printing Office, Department of Defense and Department of the Army in various management positions. Fiercely independent and with an adventurous approach to life, Anne loved to travel, savoring wonderful foods and new experiences in her life’s journey. She shared this passion with her children.
Anne took a great deal of pride in her leadership of the St. Andrew Society of Sarasota, Caledonian Club of Florida West, the American Association of University Women, and Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority (Life Member). She was an active volunteer in numerous organizations wherever she lived, including the Red Cross, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Arthritis Foundation. Anne was a member of Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church in Florida. She is survived by her four children: Sarah Medlin (Bill), Winston-Salem, NC; John McLain, Colorado Springs, CO; Nancy Paris (Dave), Clifton, VA; and, Barbara McLain, Midlothian, VA. Surviving grandchildren are: Karen Medlin Morgan, William Medlin, Philip Medlin, Alex McLain, Rob McLain, David Paris, Jessica Paris, and Katherine Paris; and, great-grandchildren: Alden Morgan, Anna and Allie Medlin, and Tyler and Ryan McLain.
In keeping with Anne’s wishes, a family graveside service will be held in the spring at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, NC.
Anne’s family would like to express profound appreciation to the nurses and staff of Fitzgerald Place at Arbor Acres for the warm and loving care provided for Anne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the “Resident Assistance Fund” of Arbor Acres Retirement Community, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Salem Funeral Home is assisting Anne’s family. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Dear Sarah & family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.