Ann Adams Pritchard
MOUNTAIN BROOK – Mrs. Ann Adams Pritchard, 80 years of age, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away on the 28th day of January 2010, while residing in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Ann is survived by her husband of 56 years, W. S. (Brother) Pritchard Jr., and her three sons, William S. (Billy) Pritchard III (Allison), Franklin A. Pritchard (Pam) of Birmingham, and Dr. Thomas M. Pritchard of Greenwood, South Carolina; and eight grandchildren, Ann Bailey P. White (Craig), Shelton P. Kitchen (Drew), Billy Pritchard IV, Adams Pritchard, Brooking Pritchard, all of Birmingham, and Mary Rose Pritchard, Anna Pritchard, and Thomas Pritchard of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Ann taught in the New York City education system and at Highland Day School. She served on the Board of Education for the City of Mountain Brook for 20 years, as its Chairperson for five years, and was an active member and officer of a number of other organizations, including Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee and President of the Linly Heflin Unit, an organization that funds scholarships for qualified Alabama young women to attend Alabama colleges.
Ann was elected as the first female president of the National Alumni Association of the University of Alabama in 1977, having graduated from the University of Alabama, with honors, in 1949. While at the University, she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, a number of academic societies, including Phi Beta Kappa. Ann was the recipient the 1972 Distinguished Alumna Award of the University of Alabama and the Julia Tutwiler Distinguished Service Award for service to education. Ann was a member of the Anderson Society, served as Chairperson of the Women of the Church at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, was Regent of the Old Elyton Chapter of DAR, member of the Junior League of Birmingham, member of the Dirt Dauber Garden Club, President of PTA’s of Mountain Brook High School and Mountain Brook Junior High, associate member of the ASO, member of Kappa Delta Alumna, 2009 recipient of the Kappa Delta Order of the Pearl, and Secretary of the Board of the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta for 20 years.
Memorials are suggested to the Linly Heflin Unit, 13 Office Park Circle, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223 or to the Cathedral Church of the Advent, 2017 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.