Anne Hogben



PHILADELPHIA, PA. and TRENTON — Anne Hogben, formerly of Trenton, died on Feb. 6, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was born on Aug. 6, 1922, in New York City, the child of Hazel and Van Buren Stanbery.

Anne earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1944 and her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa in 1973. She taught that subject at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and later at Husson College in Bangor. While she enjoyed teaching, her primary passion was her family. She was the loving wife of Dr. Adrian Hogben and devoted mother to her daughters, Leslie Hogben Hunacek of Ames, Iowa, and Lynn Hogben of Philadelphia.

Anne also had a lifelong interest in politics and civic affairs. She was active in the Democratic Party and was an alternate delegate from Iowa to the Democratic National Conventions in 1964 and 1968.

The Hogben family began summering in Maine in 1957 when Adrian began doing research at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Anne and Adrian moved from Iowa to their house in Trenton in 1981, and both Anne and Adrian considered Maine their home. Anne continued her volunteer activities, serving on the Planning Board for the town of Trenton and on the advisory committee to Acadia National Park.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughters and two granddaughters, Adrienne Hunacek Miller (the daughter of Leslie and Mark Hunacek) and Lorraine Beck (the daughter of Lynn Hogben and James Beck). She will also be fondly remembered by her many friends, who over the years witnessed her unfailing generosity of spirit.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Friends of Acadia, 43 Cottage Street, P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, or the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, P.O. Box 35, Salisbury Cove, ME 04672.


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