May 18, 1933April 29, 2019

In the early hours of Monday April 29th, 2019, our dearest Anna was released from her body, joining her sister, Esther, who passed just months earlier.

In acknowledgement of her favourite themes, Anna was decked out in pink Chanel suit with Eiffel Tower socks for her final exit. Her peaceful visage sported her favourite lipshade of “Tickled Pink”.

Her heart of hearts and beloved husband, Leslie Wynston, will smile when he shares recollections of their globetrotting escapades - in particular annual visits to Europe and China.

Anna will be remembered as a live wire! She was the one to set the pace for all to follow. Her dedication to continuous learning informed well-analyzed positions on the political, social and economic issues of the day. China, her place of birth, was the focus of her studies and her career at Rand.

Her command of Beethoven Sonatas and Chopin Nocturnes on the baby grand and enjoyment of things operatic dictated pilgrimages to her favourite composers’ birthplaces to enjoy their opuses in situ…. And Paris will never be the same without notre dame.

Anna was the non-traditional Yee-Yee to her nieces and nephews. As the “Party Aunt”, she enlivened every gathering with her infectious laugh and unabashed screams of delight. Her eldest sister Norma is mourning the passing of both of her younger sisters within months of one another.

“One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways.” Edith Wharton

In lieu of flowers, Anna would prefer that you make a donation to her favourite charity: St. Paul’s Senior Services in San Diego.


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Marilyn Freemon

May 20, 2019

To Les and Anna's nieces,

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Anna in 1968 at our first day of work at RAND. She was a wonderful friend over the years.

I will miss my conversations with her. She enjoyed a good laugh and had such a zest for life. She gave me a lift every time I spoke with her in person or on the phone. I learned so much about Chinese culture from her.

She called me her "Mother Superior" because she sought my help when she needed advice. It was always amazing to me that she looked to me for advice! It was wonderful knowing her. I will miss her so much.

Please take care. With affection,

Marilyn (Freemon)