Anne Phelps Dodge Herbert ’48

HerbertAnne Phelps Dodge Herbert was born on March 28, 1931 in Colorado Springs, CO and died on July 16, 2015 in Mobile, AL after a long illness.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Phelps Dodge of Colorado Springs, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers Stuart and Peter and her first husband John Wesley Geary, Jr. She is survived by her second husband Donald Edmonds Herbert, Jr. to whom she was happily married for nearly fifty years and her daughters Hillary Herbert and Emily (nee′ Wason Geary) and her husband Victor Maskey of Mobile, AL a son John Wesley Geary, III and his wife Stacy (nee′ Hill) of Atlanta, GA and two grandsons Jack and Riley also of Atlanta.

Anne graduated from the Northampton School for Girls (now the Williston Northampton School) in Northampton, MA in 1948. She then attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where she studied Psychology and Art History. Following graduation in 1952 with a BS in Psychology she toured France, Italy, Germany and England and then skied for a season in Vermont.

Upon returning to Colorado Springs she worked as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Colorado College until her marriage to Jack Geary, a trust officer in the 1st National Bank, in 1954. Anne was a member of the Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church and treasurer of the Junior League of Colorado Springs and of the Broadmoor Garden Club as well as the boards of several civic charitable groups.

In 1975 Anne moved to Mobile, AL with her husband Dr. Donald Herbert, a professor in the Medical College of the University of South Alabama, whom she had married in 1969 following Jack’s death in 1966. In 1978 Anne joined the administrative staff of Spring Hill College as Office Manager in the Office of Student Development where she worked until her retirement in 1995.

Anne loved books and flowers and was an active tennis player until her knee replacements in 2007 She enjoyed traveling after her retirement, especially in Canada, England and Scotland. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and head of their Altar Guild for several years.

Anne enjoyed a rich, full life and greatly enriched the lives of all those who knew her. As was said of Eve “Wherever she was, there was Eden.” She will be greatly missed by her many friends.

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