Ann was born on September 24, 1933; she was the cherished daughter of the late Elmer and Irene (Sumner) Branscombe. Ann was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1951. Ann was proud of having a perfect attendance record throughout her school years and being a National Honor Society Member upon graduation .
Ann married her beloved husband Walker in 1955; the couple shared 60 wonderful years together and raised three terrific sons David, Douglas, and Dana. Ann’s love and support for her family was unconditional; she was a devoted wife, mother, and grammy; cherishing each role. Ann made a beautiful home for her family, she always had an open door policy and made everyone feel welcomed.
Ann was a woman of unending talents; she could create crafts of any kind, knit, crochet, paint, she made beautiful needlepoints, and was an incredibly talented seamstress who could whip up curtains or a new outfit in no time. Ann was also known to have a “green thumb” and was an avid gardener; she loved flowers of all kinds and had beautiful little gardens throughout her yard.
In her spare time, Ann loved to read especially mystery novels and she enjoyed square dancing with Walker as members of the “Skirts and Flirts” square dancing club in Wilmington and the Jekyll Island Squares in Georgia during winter vacations.
Ann was a woman of great faith and a very active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church. Ann enjoyed helping out at church whenever needed and loved to participate in the Women’s Circle.
Ann helped a great deal with community projects and was one of the longest serving members of the Wilmington Women’s Club; recently earning her 50 year membership.
Ann was a very sweet lady who will be fondly remembered for her kindness towards others. Ann will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ann was the beloved wife of Walker C. Spring, devoted mother of David Spring of Plaistow, NH, Douglas Spring & his wife Diane of Phillipston, MA, and Dana Spring of North Andover. Loving “Grammy” of Britni, Brandon, Jessica, and Justin Spring. Cherished daughter of the late Elmer and Irene (Sumner) Branscombe, dear sister of Robert Branscombe & his wife Nora of Wilmington. Ann is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Family and friends gathered for Visiting Hours on Monday, December 14th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Ann’s Funeral Service was held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to followed in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church.