W&L Mourns Anne McThenia

Lexington, VA Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anne Whitley McThenia, a former member of the University counseling staff, died Oct. 18, after a long illness. She passed away at home, surrounded by her children, her friends and her husband, Andrew W. (Uncas) McThenia '58, '63L, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at R.E. Lee Episcopal Church, in Lexington, followed immediately by a celebration of Anne's life at Washington and Lee's Hillel House, next door to the church.
 
Anne is known for her service both to the University and to the communities of Lexington and Rockbridge County. She worked in University counseling from 1986-1987, in 1996 and in 1998.
 
For their 50th reunion in 2008, the W&L Class of 1958 honored the McThenias by establishing the Anne and Uncas McThenia Term Professorship.
 
Anne was active in a number of community organizations, especially Habitat for Humanity and Alcoholics Anonymous. She was an avid wildlife photographer and traveled extensively in pursuit of this passion.
 
Anne is survived by her husband; her children, Paige '00L, of Charlotte, N.C.; Andy '88, of Fort Myers, Fla.; and Tal, of New York City; her brother, William Talmadge Whitley Jr.; her sister-in-law, Kaki Whitley; her sons-in-law, Jon Adams and Brett Berk; and three grandchildren.
 
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity (P.O. Box 1596, Lexington, VA 24450) or the Rockbridge Area Hospice (315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450).
 

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