12/05/1947 - 01/20/2023

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




  • Jean Carter Randolph

    I am trying to take in this Loss. Praying for all the family. Love to you all!

  • What an amazing woman…so accomplished and beautiful. I am sure that she is leaving some remarkable memories and a great legacy of educated men and women. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Mirinda Jean Kossoff

    My dear and beloved friend, I mourn with your family. I will forever remember your laugh and the long history we shared. I will miss your take on a range of topics and your sage advice when I needed it. You were the finest person I’ve ever known.

  • F. Meena Lakhavani

    Anne was my very dear friend for more than two decade. I will miss her dearly. I am sending love and hugs to her beautiful family.

  • Ellen Kean Rudolph

    Thanks for your long and nurturing friendship, Anne. You will be missed by many. Your brother Bill and your sons, Benjamin Pratt and Jon Pratt, and their families, are an enduring legacy.
    Rest in Peace.

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