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Originally published: 2013-06-18 13:23:23
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Anne Furnas Stuck

Anne Furnas Stuck, 91, of Charlotte, passed away on February 26, 2013, at her home with family by her side.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she graduated from high school in Paris and then from Black Mountain College. She obtained a degree in Linguistics with a minor in Islamic Studies at Hartford University, Connecticut and later a master's degree in Fine Arts from U.N.C. Charlotte. She was fluent in a number of languages and was a gifted teacher who taught at many levels, including one semester of Latin at Appalachian State University.

Anne was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Andersen; her son, Jorgen Andersen and her second husband, Allen Stuck.

Anne is survived by her son, Martin Andersen and wife, Carol, and her son Christopher Andersen, married to Lori; by six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Anne was a skilled editor, writer and photographer. Her keen intellect, wide-ranging interests, inquiring mind, delightful sense of humor and compassionate heart made her stimulating company and brought her many friends. She was a member of the Audubon Society for 80 years. She had a marked affinity with animals, was a keen gardener all her life, growing a fine crop of tomatoes in her last summer, was passionate about the need to conserve the treasures and beauties of the natural world and supported a number of organizations promoting peace and justice. Her small garden in Charlotte was an oasis of beauty and calm in the city.

She was a fine poet and a long-time member of the North Carolina Poetry Society. In 1990 she won the N.C. Poetry Society's Poet Laureate Award given for the most outstanding single poem submitted that year to their annual contest. She was a mentor to a number of other poets for many years and continued this into the last months of her life.

Her ashes will be interred next to those of her late husband, Allen, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Boone.