Anita "Ann" den TexMystic - Anita "Ann" Triplett (Cummings) den Tex died peacefully on July 18, 2015, at home with her family.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 28, 1929, the daughter of Carl Elmore Cummings O.B.E. and Anita (Triplett) Cummings. She grew up in Beacon, N.Y., graduated from Mary A. Burnham School, Northampton, Mass., and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Hood College in Frederick, Md. She did additional graduate work at Columbia University, the University of Kentucky and the University of Minnesota in urban planning and industrial sociology.
She met her husband, Karel den Tex, while working at IBM Corp. in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was married at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Beacon. Karel's job required them to relocate several times including Germany, Lexington, Ky., and Rochester, Minn. In Lexington, she served on the board of the League of Women Voters as well as the board of Lexington Family Services. In Rochester, she was employed by Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, became chairperson of the Olmsted County Board of Adjustment, was a member of the County Environmental Quality Committee and eventually worked in Human Services Planning for Olmsted County, Minn.
In 1983 the den Tex's moved to Mystic. Ann subsequently served four years as president of the Visiting Nurse Association of Stonington, then assistant treasurer of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Connecticut. For three years she was board chairman of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut and served for many years on the Investment Committee of the Foundation. She also served as a corporator and was on several committees of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed membership in the Ram Island Yacht Club, The Mystic Garden Club and for over 20 years and countless hours was a Mystic Seaport Pilot and active volunteer at the Mystic Seaport Library.
Her greatest pleasures in life were her family, watercolor painting, travel, and music, as well as her continuous community involvement.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Adrienne Louise den Tex of Mystic; son, Charles Williams den Tex. and grandson, Nicholas, both of Seattle, Wash.
She was recently preceded in death by her husband, Karel and brother, David.
A local memorial service will be held this fall.
Contributions to her memory may be made to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut or the G.W. Blunt Library at the Mystic Seaport.
Ann den Tex