Feb. 20, 2019 — Anne Lloyd Caples, 79, of Florence, passed away peacefully Jan. 22, 2019.
She was born Dec. 16, 1939 in Norfolk, Va., to Martin Hutchinson Caples and Alice Leigh Caples.
The family later moved to Princeton Junction, NJ., where Anne graduated from Princeton High School in 1958. In 1961, she received a diploma in nursing from Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
In 1964, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia. In 1980, she received a Master of Arts from Eastern Michigan University; in 1985, she received a Post Masters Certificate for Nursing Administration from Villanova University.
In her career, Anne held many positions in the medical field: staff nurse, head nurse, Director of Staff Development, Director of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of Nursing Education, Director of Healthcare Education, Director of Teleconference Networks for Health Services and President of International Healthcare Inc.
Anne’s true passion in life was birding, she traveled the world in search of any and all of her feathered friends. She was always looking to add to her life-list, which was quite extensive and impressive.
She had an adventurous and can-do spirit that served her well in her career, travels and life in general.
Anne touched many lives. She embraced and accepted everyone without hesitation. She loved sharing stories of her life experiences with anyone willing to listen. Her friends weren’t just friends they were her family and there were many.
She had the kindest soul and easily gave the best hugs; she will be missed by many.
Anne supported and volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her life with some of the more recent being Cascades Raptor Center, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Florence Garden Club, Habitat for Humanity, Institute for Applied Ecology, International Crane Foundation, Malheur Field Station, National and Local Audubon Societies, Nature Conservancy, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Shoreline Education for Awareness, Soroptimist International of Florence and Umpqua Discovery Center.
She is survived by her brother, Martin Leigh Caples (Josephine); multiple cousins including Sarah Leigh Kinberg, Sue Minkel and James Leigh Frazier; Nieces Tuyet Demick (Rob) and Annie Nyquist (Todd) and multiple grandnieces and grandnephews.
A celebration of life will be held at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m., 3996 Highway 101 in Florence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to CoastWatch, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, P.O. Box 33, Seal Rock, OR 97376 or Malheur Field Station, 34848 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, Ore., 97721.