Originally sent June 30
I appreciate Marcille and Pat for sending this.....
Received word about the passing of Anna Marta (Stephen) Falter, 73. Anna Marta was class '52. I was told that Anna Marta had several strokes prior to her passing quietly at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Anna Marta was born December 19, 1934 to the late William A. and Henrietta P. Stephen in Lawton, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Journalism and worked as a journalist with the Lawton Constitution and later for a newspaper in Michigan.
She met her husband, then a Lieutenant, at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and spent the next nearly 50years doing things that brought her great joy; traveling the world and meeting new friends. She was active in volunteer work, particularly on behalf of the enlisted members of the Army, and a strong supporter of the retired military community in Northern Virginia; Maryland and the District.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Major General Vincent E. Falter, retired, of the home in Reva, VA, two children; Vincent Eugene Falter, II of Warren Michigan and Shanghai, China and Laura Diane Burt of Reva and two grandchildren, Ian and Matthew Burt of Reva. A Visitation will be held Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, Va, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00pm in the Chapel, and Interment immediately following in Arlington National Cemetery at 3:00pm.You can sign guest book at: <http://www.legacy.com/washingtonpost/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=112418627>
Add: Overlooked in the obit, a brother, Bill Stephen of Cache, OK. And, Marta's mom owned Graces' Ladies Dress Shop on North Sheridan Rd in Lawton that was in operation for many years. Our sympathies are with the family at this difficult time.
Reminder: Classes '52 - '53 - '54.......reservations are due by July 5 for BBQ and reunion on July 25-26! Contact Jo Riley - (580) 357-7157.
Regards to all........Georgia