Anne Bradley Tyler of Basye, VA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 1 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville.
Anne was born in Efland, NC on July 27, 1933 to John English Bradley and Myra Elizabeth Webb. In 1946, she moved to Peking, China, where her father was assistant military attaché. In 1949, she returned to the U.S., where she attended Falls Church High School. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1955 with a Bachelor's of Science in Secretarial Administration. While there, she married her first husband, Roger Beach Pierson, whom she had first met in Peking. Together they resided in a wide variety of places, including Kaneohe, HI; Monterey, CA; Okinawa; and Virginia Beach, VA, where she worked as a secretary for an engineering firm.
She continued to travel with her second husband, Gordon Robert Tyler, whom she married in 1969. They lived in Ft. Amador, Panama; Munich, Germany; and Alexandria, VA, where Anne served as secretary at Heritage Presbyterian Church.
They retired to Bryce Resort in Basye in 1991, where Anne was active in her church and enjoyed volunteering, playing golf, swimming, hiking, sewing, organizing picnics, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and many friends. She loved to bake and was renowned for her homemade apple pie.
She is survived by her brother, John Bradley, and his wife, Vivian; her sons, Roger, Bradley, and Mitchell Pierson; her daughter, Susan Ezell and her husband, Jeffrey; two grandsons, Daniel and Benjamin Pierson; and three granddaughters, Michelle Pierson and Nicole and Alyssa Ezell.
Service is to be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Basye on June 23 at 11:00, with interment and a fellowship gathering to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church c/o Good Samaritan Fund, P.O. Box 626, Basye, VA 22810 or the UVA Health Foundation Cancer Center.
Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.
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