Anne Archer Hogshead Tullidge died at the Colonaddes Health Care Center in Charlottesville on March 29, 1995. Mrs. Tullidge was born in Staunton on August 27, 1902, and spent most of her life there. She was the
daughter of Thomas Hogshead and Anna Bell Timberlake Hogshead and the widow of George Bowler Tullidge, who died on December 20, 1983. She was educated at Miss Emma's School, Mary Baldwin Seminary and The Baldwin School in Philadelphia.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas H. Tullidge of Tappahannock, Virginia, Dr. Archer K. Tullidge of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and one daughter, Mrs. David B. Bell (Anne) of Troy, New York.
She was preceded in death by one son, George Bowler Tullidge III, one sister, Mrs. William T. McIntyre (Harriet) and a brother Dr. Thomas Hogshead of Wilmington, Delaware. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Tullidge was a long time member of The First Presbyterian Church of Staunton and in her later years attended The Staunton Alliance Church. She had been president of The Women of The First Presbyterian Church and had taught a Sunday School class there for Junior
School cadets from Staunton Military Academy. She worked with many youth organizations and was a member of The Augusta Garden Club. She served as a volunteer at The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center when it was a hospital during World War II and continued this work after it became a state rehabilitation facility.
For many years of dedicated service to the junior school cadets at Staunton Military Academy and her husband's long time service as Chairman of the Board, the new Junior School building, now a part of the Mary Baldwin College campus, was named Tullidge Hall.
During World War II, Mrs. Tullidge compiled an inspirational booklet that she sent to her son, George, a sergeant in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his death on June 8, 1944, in the Normandy Invasion, she published the booklet, titled "A Paratrooper's Faith" and for this service, on July 24, 1989,
she was awarded, at the Pentagon, by the Secretary of The Army, John O. Marsh, Jr., "Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service," with the Citation:
"Mrs. Archer Tullidge is officially commended for her distinguished civilian service to the United States Army, to our veterans, and to the nation over the last 50 years. During World War II, on her own initiative and at her own personal expense, Mrs. Tullidge voluntarily duplicated and mailed to over 300,000 soldiers the booklet entitled, 'A Paratrooper's Faith.'
Her personal commitment and deep concern were appreciated by many returning soldiers who commented on the strength and courage they received from the booklet's message. Mrs. Tullidge's strong support and patriotism did not end with World War II as she continues to dedicate her life to volunteer services to The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.
This unselfish devotion to our American soldiers, strong personal commitment, and selfless service to the United States Army stands as a worthy example for all Americans to emulate."
On that day she also received an Iron Mike Award from the men of the 82nd Airbourne [sic] Division. On an earlier occasion at Fort Bragg, NC she was an honored guest at a parade of the 82nd Airborne Division at which time they dedicated a street on the base as Tullidge Way, named for Sergeant Tullidge.
There will be a Memorial Service for Mrs. Tullidge at 11:30 A.M. on April 1, 1995 at the First Presbyterian Church of Staunton, preceded by a private burial service at 10:30 A.M. in Thornrose Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall after the 11:30 service.
Memorials [sic] gifts may be made to the Boy Scouts, the Staunton YMCA Summer Camp Fund or a charity of choice.
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