Lancaster, Anne Ann
Birth: Saturday, January 22, 1927 in Pearson, Maryland
Residence: St. Mary’s County, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 02, 2019 at the age of 92
Laid to Rest: Friday, May 10, 2019 in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery, Ridge, Maryland
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Anne Aud Lancaster, Former Employment Superintendent of the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center, died May 2, 2019. She was 92. Born January 22, 1927 in Pearson, MD she was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene Aud. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lancaster was predeceased by her grandson, Harry Spearman Lancaster III; three brothers, Franklin, George, and Dick Aud; two sisters, Hilda Weiland and Lee Lancaster; and her longtime friend and caregiver, Catherine M. Saxon.
After graduating from St. Michael's High School, she took her first job at the Naval Air Test Center in 1947. This position began a 31-year career in Human Resource administration at Pax River. She retired from Federal Service in 1990 after more than three decades of helping thousands of individuals gain employment with the Government and grow professionally. She was proud to have had a role in building the careers of these talented personnel who collectively contributed to the advancement of Naval aviation through their work at the Test Center.
She took a break from Federal Service in the 1960s to run her own business, the Maryland Beauty Lounge. Through this venue, she continued to build her professional capabilities, demonstrate her uncanny knack for balancing multiple priorities, and creating wonderful relationships with a host of friends.
A lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, Mrs. Lancaster was active in many civic organizations. She was a leader in driving the building of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park, and she served on Church Councils for Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Cecilia's Catholic Churches. She was also instrumental in founding the Catholic Daughters Chapter in the southern part of St. Mary's County and served as its Regent early in its founding. In the 1990s, she managed the St. James' Church weekly bingo, making it a major fundraiser for the church.
Mrs. Lancaster is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Harry Spearman Lancaster, Sr. She is survived by her three children: Harry Spearman "Lanny Lancaster, Jr. and his wife Jackie of Leonardtown; David Lee Lancaster and his wife Lynn of Hollywood; and Jacalyn Lancaster Hanley and her husband Bob of Hughesville. Mrs. Lancaster has four grandchildren: Aaron Thomas Mullen Lancaster and his wife Lindsey, Katelyn Anne Lancaster Hanley, Robert Pierce Rory Hanley, and Tsianina "Tre" Lancaster-Smith and her husband Marque. She also has six great grandchildren: Harry James Weber Lancaster, Jedidiah Lancaster, Elijah Smalley, Ayana Smalley, Maliya Smith, and Loyal Smith. She is also survived by her brother Jack Aud and his wife Margaret.
Family will receive friends on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien at 12:00 p.m., at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rory Hanley, Tommy Hayden, Aaron Lancaster, Chuck Lancaster, Jay Lancaster, Jedidiah Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, and Elijah Smalley. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Lancaster's nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and St. Aloysius Catholic Church, P.O. Box 310, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.