Ann Montgomery Brower
Ann Montgomery Brower, writer and artist, died at age 83 in her home in Goleta, Calif., on June 4, 2016. Ann was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on June 17, 1932, and grew up in Oxford, Ohio, where she attended Miami University. After graduation, she traveled to Paris, France, where she met her future husband, writer Brock Brower. They married in 1956 and lived in Princeton, NJ, Washington, D.C. and Norwich, Vt. before moving to the Santa Barbara area, where Ann was able to watch her four California-based grandchildren surf, play baseball and piano and dance in the Nutcracker. In 2008 she self-published a memoir, Another Me, about her years in Paris. Brock died in 2014.
Ann is survived by her brother, Henry C. Montgomery III, and sister, Virginia Melin, as well as her five children — Montgomery Brower, Emily Auchard, Elizabeth White, Margaret Elkins and Alison Brower — and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at All Saints-by-the-Sea in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m.