While living in New York in the 1980s and 90s, Ann Frick Vernon ’66 worked tirelessly for the Broome County Nuclear Weapons Reduction Campaign. An ardent environmentalist, Ann loved exploring national parks, particularly the rugged landscapes of Utah and Colorado. Born in Palo Alto to Sara June and Charles Frick, an aerospace engineer who would become the first director of the Apollo 11 project, Ann went on from Santa Clara to UC Davis, where she earned a master’s degree in art. Her work has been displayed all over the country, including the Spark Gallery in Denver, the Arkansas Art Center, and Colorado State University. A strong woman with strong opinions, Anne did not suffer know-it-alls or phonies. She could be fierce yet was often wonderfully irreverent and silly, particularly with her granddaughter, Josie. Anne died on July 20, 2020, following a 14-year struggle with cancer at home in Estes Park, Colorado.

18 Sep 2020