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Anne Cronin Vexler

Obituary for Anne Cronin Vexler

January 18, 1947 - December 14, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 70


Anne Cronin Vexler, age 70, died in her sleep on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Anne was born on January 18th, 1947 in Anchorage, Alaska, where her father was stationed while working on the Distant Early Warning System during the Cold War. The family moved a number of times, from Alaska to Hawaii and then California. Family circumstances forced Anne to develop a sense of self sufficiency. She was very industrious and dedicated to whatever task she took on. Her finely honed sense of taste spanned her love of reading, cooking, travel and art. As an adult, Anne moved to New York City, where she worked as a graphic designer for Holiday Magazine. She met Stuart Vexler there, and came to Austin, Texas with him when he enrolled in graduate school. They loved the music at the Armadillo World Headquarters and had many friends in their South Austin neighborhood. The high point of Anne's life was the birth of her daughter Ruth in 1977. Being mother to Ruthie and seeing her daughter grow into a young woman was Anne's biggest source of pride. Anne worked in magazine publishing, video production and ended her career at the Texas Education Agency. Anne cherished the friendships she made through her work. She will be sorely missed by her family and close friends.

Anne was preceded in death by her father Daniel Cronin, beloved mother Virginia Owen Cronin and sister Kathleen Tinkle.

She is survived by her daughter Ruth Vexler (Stuart Zicherman), grandchildren Rosie and Henry Zicherman, sisters Ellen Forrest (Woody Forrest) and Mary Cronin.

A memorial service will be held on January 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Umlauf Sculpture Garden.

605 Robert E. Lee Road
Austin, Texas 78704

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, National Public Radio or Texas Meals on Wheels.!/donation/checkout

Memorial Service

Sunday, January 21
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Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
605 Robert E. Lee Rd.
Austin, TX

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, National Public Radio or Texas Meals on Wheels.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South

2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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