Anne Houghton Moore, born in Danville, Virginia to the joy of her parents, Frances Houghton and William Lee Moore, passed away on January 20th, 2023 in Chandler, Arizona at the age of 75.
Continuing the legacy of her family, Anne championed intellectual inquiry, exploration, and diversity. She devoted herself to education, which included leading administrative and teaching roles at the College of William & Mary, advocating for public support of key initiatives at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and pioneering new teaching models as the Associate Vice President of Learning Technologies at Virginia Tech. She humbly and energetically pursued her passion for advancing wisdom and compassion.
Anne loved her family, friends, travel, music, reading, nature, and an occasional fine sauvignon blanc. She thoroughly enjoyed engaging conversation with friends and family on important topics of the day. She embraced a broad universe of perspectives.
Anne was “Big Sister” to her surviving brother, William Moore (Barbara); “Mom” to her sons, Benjamin Pratt (Chiyo) and Jonathan Pratt (Jennifer); and “Annie” (or “Miss Piggy”) to her grandchildren, Chloe, Tyler, Sabrina, and Juliette.
A private family viewing is being held January 25th at the Gilbert Memorial Park in Gilbert, Arizona. A celebration of Anne’s life will be held for friends and loved ones within the coming weeks. Details of this online, virtual event will be forthcoming.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the College of William and Mary, Diversity and Inclusion Fund (3980) in memory of Anne Houghton Moore. Donation Link