Anne Muir, of Bethesda, MD, died peacefully on July 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 42-year battle against cancer. An accomplished equestrian in her youth, Anne had a great love of history and the arts. After graduation from the University of South Carolina, she began her lifelong teaching career in Charleston, where she met her future husband, Stephen Cassin Muir, whom she married 53 years ago. After living in London, Anne and Cassin moved to Bethesda, where they raised their family. For over four decades Anne was a beloved teacher at St Patrick's Episcopal Day School in Washington. In addition to teaching and her family, Anne's had a passion for gardening, serving as president of Hoe "N Hope Garden Club. Anne was also a member of the Executive Board for the Daffodils and Diamonds Accelerator Fund for Novel Therapies, raising funds for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Anne was well-known and much-loved for her optimism in the face of challenges large and small. Her true joys in life were her children: Elizabeth, Stephen and Bradley, and her grandchildren Lexi Rose, Mimi, Sam, Jack, and Eve. Her beloved son, Stephen, predeceased her. A wonderful mother, friend, and teacher, Anne leaves behind a legacy of selflessness, love, friendship, and family. She will be missed greatly and thought of always.
Services will be held Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW, Washington, DC 20007. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research.