Lexington, Va. Tuesday October 19, 2010
Anne Whitley McThenia, a friend and former member
of the Washington & Lee University counseling staff, died Oct. 18,
after a long illness. She passed away at home, surrounded by her
children, her friends and her husband, Andrew W. (Uncas) McThenia
'58, '63L, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m.,
at R.E. Lee Episcopal Church, in
Lexington, followed immediately by a
celebration of Anne's life at Washington and Lee's Hillel House,
next door to the church.
Anne is known for her service both to the University and to the
communities of Lexington and
County. She worked in
University counseling from 1986-1987, in 1996 and in 1998.
For their 50th reunion in 2008, the W&L Class of 1958 honored the
McThenias by establishing the Anne and Uncas McThenia Term
Anne was active in a number of community organizations, especially
Habitat for Humanity and Alcoholics Anonymous. She was an avid
wildlife photographer and traveled extensively in pursuit of this
Anne is survived by her husband; her children, Paige '00L, of
N.C.; Andy '88, of Fort
Myers, Fla.; and Tal, of
New York City; her brother, William Talmadge
Whitley Jr.; her sister-in-law, Kaki Whitley; her sons-in-law, Jon
Adams and Brett Berk; and three grandchildren.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the
Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity (P.O.
Box 1596, Lexington,
or the Rockbridge Area Hospice (315
Myers St., Lexington,