Ann (Huttar) MacDonald, 90

Anne (Huttar) MacDonald passed away on March 20, 2014 at Givens Estates Assisted Care, Asheville, NC.

She was born on Staten Island, NY on September 20, 1923, the daughter of Richard and Cassandra (West) Huttar. She grew up on Staten Island but graduated from Peekskill (NY) High School and then Cornell University as a nutritionist. At Cornell, she met Bryce MacDonald, whom she married shortly after graduation.

After serving as a nutritionist in Port Arthur, Texas, she raised six children (though she said they were a lot of work) through many moves: Troy, Scotia, Schenectady, and Niskayuna (NY), Moreland Hills, OH, and Wilton, CT, retiring to Ponte Vedra, FL and then Asheville, NC.

She enjoyed travel (5 continents) and visiting family and her friends from high school, college, and the many locations she lived. She held a special fondness for Cape Cod (and lobster pants), where the family spent a week for many summers. An accomplished cook (the Spanish Rice and hash & eggs periods notwithstanding), she loved entertaining and family gatherings. A good game of bridge delighted her as well as schooling her family in many card games over the years. She was a dedicated volunteer in local hospitals (Head of Volunteers in Norwalk, CT) and read to elementary children in local schools. She was active for many years in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and was a member of several churches, serving as Deaconess in Wilton Congregational Church (CT).

She is survived two brothers — Richard Huttar of Sun City West, AZ and Robert Huttar of San Diego, CA — and by six children and their spouses: Bryce & Kate MacDonald, (Wilmington, NC), Allan & Marie MacDonald (New London, NH), Laurie & Dave Randall (Asheville, NC), Craig & Lisa MacDonald-Nymark (Ithaca, NY), (Heather) Jean & Dan Stephens (Carrollton, TX), and Susan & John Mycroft (Asheville, NC) — as well as 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by family and friends as the consummate mother, grandmother, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Care Partners (hospice), 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 28803 or through their website