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Anne Earle Knight

Obituary for Anne Earle Knight

November 12, 1924 - July 2, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 93

... aided the rebuilding efforts in Japan after World War II ...


Anne Williams Earle was born November 12, 1924 in Manila, Philippine Islands to Colonel Edward Palmer Earle and Ellenore Blakemore Williams Earle. As an Army brat she lived in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Ord, California.

"Blossom," as she was known to her grandchildren, finished high school at The Douglas School, Carmel California. She graduated from Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Junior Phi Beta Kappa with Cum Laude Honors. After college Anne traveled to Japan to aid in the rebuilding efforts following World War II.

Anne also completed her Politics Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree from Sommerville College, Oxford, England. After which she returned to the United States to become a Stock Broker first for White Weld in New Haven, Connecticut and later for Dewer, Robertson and Pandcoast (subsequently Merrill Lynch) in San Antonio, Texas.

It was in San Antonio that Anne met and married her husband of 56 years, Graham Butler Knight. After her daughter, Ellenore, was born Anne became a stay at home mother and volunteer with the Junior League of San Antonio and the Alamo Area Council of Governments. She was also the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood San Antonio.

Anne is survived by her husband, Graham; daughter, Ellenore Knight Baker and her husband William Kirk Baker and grandchildren Graham Palmer Baker and Catharine Anne Baker; sister Susan Earle LeFevre; nieces Catharine LeFevre Cattabiani and Susan LeFevre Casby and nephew Thomas Earle LeFevre and their families.

The family would like to thank Catharine Payer and Rosemary Gonzalez for their love of Blossom and their care of her in her final years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Planned Parenthood of San Antonio or a charity meaningful to you.

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
9:30 AM

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