Tom D writes:
Anne was and is well known for decades in Church Hill as an interior designer. Many would like to know she is gone and alas, her treasures she could not take with her.
Where: 2219 Venable Street 23223
When: Today 3/30 10am to 4 pm
Anne Britton David passed from this world to the next on Feb. 2 l, 2019. Tom DuVal, her partner and companion of 19 wonderful years together, was at her side. Anne was born at Sheltering Arms Hospital at Tenth and Clay Streets, Richmond, where her mother was head of nursing. Her father was career Army and she grew up in the world at large; Japan, Germany and the Philippines among other locales.
Anne was graced with world class beauty and was once courted by entertainment execs to come to NYC to be groomed for the industry. Her father said flatly they were not taking his sixteen year old away and into that milieu. Teaching second grade at Clarke AFB, she once entered her classroom to find a coiled cobra on her desk. Such was her life of adventure, far from the unwashed herd.
Once, at the Raffles in Singapore, her escort ‘bargained’ with a Saudi prince over her price so she could join his harem. The prince was serious, her escort not. Anne was a runway model, a beautician at Miller and Rhodes and worked for Radio City Music Hall and New York City Ballet, in addition to once being named Teacher of the Year for Henrico County Schools. She had impeccable taste, an unquestioned sense of color and, as an Interior Designer created numerous installations which were simply ‘over the top”
Indeed this world, and its Collective Unconscious, mourns her departure but we know wherever she is, she is making her space even more beautiful than when she arrived.