Anne Callaway Zipplies Saunders

July 6, 1928January 10, 2021

Anne Callaway Zipplies Saunders passed away January 10, 2021 at the age of 92 and joined her beloved husband Stan. She was the third of 4 sisters born to Paul and Bertha Zipplies of Savannah, GA. A graduate from Duke University with a degree in Botany, she married her college sweetheart, Stan Saunders, in 1950. Anne was an optimistic, gracious, and loving person who as an exemplary and devoted Christian. As she and her husband moved to many different locations, she successfully re-invented herself each time. She was a third grade teacher, a housewife, a volunteer Art History teacher and a pioneer in nutrition. She returned to school to earn a Masters degree in Audiology and followed her passion for audiology. In her 45 year career at Emory, she served as a speech therapist, audiologist, tenured professor training residents, business administrator and coder. She retired at the age of 84. While working fulltime, she also found time to sew clothes, cook experimentally, sing in the church choir, run competitively, read voraciously, play piano and pass her love of music to her children. She never knew a stranger and was always hospitable. She never lost her fascination with science and the world. Anne’s life will forever be celebrated by her four children, Mary Simpson (John), Nancy Saunders, Stewart Saunders (Anne) Margaret Foster (Jon) and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, friends, patients whose lives she touched and anyone who entered her sphere. She radiated joy and enhanced our lives! She was and always will be a Rock Star!

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of Anne's life.


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Carolyn Dwyer

January 16, 2021

I sat next to Anne in choir for many years. She was my Georgia momma since I didn’t have any family close by. She always made sure I was taken care of. Requiem aeternam, Anne.

Russ West

January 15, 2021

Anne and Stan were two of my favorite people at Holy innocents'. Both had beautiful souls and there is no doubt that they are reunited in Heaven. Praying God's peace will surround and fill all of her family and friends as they mourn, remember and celebrate Anne's life.

Susan West

January 14, 2021

What a beautiful person! I have fond memories of her from being in the church choir. My sympathy to you all.

Judy and Tom Perry

January 14, 2021

What a magnificent lady! We adored and enjoyed both Anne and Stan for so many years. They were both a huge bright light in our lives and for so many others.

Susie Lybrook

January 14, 2021

What a gracious lady. She always had a smile to brighten the day. Many happy memories of Anne from our years in choir.

Frank Timmerman

January 14, 2021

I send my sincere condolences to Anne’s family. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. It was my good fortune to become friends with her and Stan while singing together in the church choir. We shared many happy times together through the years. I will always remember her fondly.

Marilyn Russell

January 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. Let light perpetual shine upon her.

I remember singing with Anne and Stan and sharing many a lunch at Jason’s.

Love to you all.


Catherine Jarrell

January 13, 2021

I will always remember the cook outs we had with the five Davison and four Ssunders children. We were rambunctious and loud but what fun we had!