September 26, 2002
ANNA AVIS AUSTIN (ANN) NOTTROTT
(12/10/1911 - 9/18/2002)
Anna Avis Austin (Ann) Nottrott was born December 10, 1911 in Scotland County, MO to Charles F. and Mary Evelina Richardson Austin.
She passed away September 18, 2002, in Sandia Court, Sandia Springs Assisted Living, Rio Rancho, NM, where she lived since December 1998.
Ann graduated from Memphis High School in Memphis, MO, and Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, MO in 1933.
She married Carl G. Nottrott from Brookfield, MO in 1934. Carl preceded her in death in 1994, as did her father in 1954; her mother in 1982; her sister, Dr. Frances Jeanne Austin Woolf in 1996 and her nephew, Cameron M. Woolf in 1954.
Ann taught high school English and commercial subjects in Missouri and third grade at the elementary school in Los Alamos, NM.
During her lifetime, Ann was a loving and devoted wife and mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, who saw the best in others and gave the best of herself. She was an enthusiastic and accomplished bridge player, an excellent cook, and enjoyed playing the piano. She was a member of the Methodist Church during her early years. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Mu Chapter; PEO; and Delta Kappa Gamma, educational organization. Whimsically, she enjoyed a monthly luncheon and bridge group of ladies from the
Los Alamos "old days", who laughingly called themselves "The Stewed Tomatoes".
Ann is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Nottrott and her partner, Sue Ellen Bunger Montoya of Corrales, NM and Nancy J. Nottrott Harris of Cave Creek, AZ; two grandchildren, Courtenay A. Harris-Black and husband, Stephen J. of Chicago, IL and David C. Harris and wife, Sharon Wright of Tucson, AZ; and a nephew, Dr. Donald A. Woolf of Norman, OK.
Ann is deeply missed and ever loved by her family and friends. She made the sun brighter and the world a better place with her love, graciousness and delightful sense of humor. Pursuant to her wishes, cremation has taken place and her cremains will be interred with those of her beloved husband, Carl at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM at a later date. The family has suggested donations be made to Lovelace Hospice, New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, the Alzheimer's Foundation or a charity of your preference in her memory. Arrangements were by Sandia Funeral Care, Albuquerque, NM.