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Anne Conant, executive secretary

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Saturday, March 5, 2011; 8:01 PM

Anne Conant, 90, who served for many years as executive secretary to the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, died Jan. 30 of sepsis at Virginia Hospital Center. She lived in Falls Church.Mrs. Conant came to Washington in 1940 and joined a federal typing pool a year later. During World War II, she worked for what was called the Chemical Warfare Service.She joined the staff of the Corps of Engineers in 1946 and was executive secretary to several chiefs of the corps. From 1967 until her retirement in 1971, Mrs. Conant worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in San Francisco.Annie Alice Weatherholt was born in Kitzmiller, Md., and grew up in Cumberland, Md. She lived in Cumberland for several years before settling in Falls Church in 1983. She was a member of Falls Church Presbyterian Church and volunteered with the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society and with a local recycling council.She also volunteered with the Smithsonian American History Museum's music history division and participated in the museum's Steinway Diary Project. Her husband, Army Col. Robert W. Conant, died in 1979.Survivors include a son from an early relationship, Gordon Adler of Vienna; a brother; two half-brothers; two half-sisters; and two grandchildren.

- Matt Schudel


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