Anne Hus Brower (1913-2001)
By Mikhail Davis
The Brower Fund
On Nov. 14, we lost another giant in the Earth Island Family, Anne Brower. She died at the age of 88 at the Brower home in the Berkeley hills after a long illness. Our prayers are with her and the Brower family who have lost both David and Anne in the space of just more than one year. Anne is remembered as a devoted mother of four and grandmother of three, an expert and sharp-witted editor and interviewer, a beloved member of the University of California, Berkeley staff for many decades across many departments (including the UC Press, where she met David, and the Anthropology Department, where she got David interested in Native Americans), an impossibly patient wife for more than 57 years, and the secret voice behind many of David Brower’s best one-liners. Any time we applaud David Brower and his amazing legacy, we should also remember and thank Anne Brower, his partner in all of his work. Rest in Peace
Anne, you will be missed.
There are no plans at this time for a public memorial service.
Special thanks are due to Maina, Anne’s primary caretaker at the Brower House these past four years and to the many others whose devotion made Anne’s last years more peaceful.
On-line tributes to Anne can be seen on Brower Web: http://www.earthisland.org/ brower/sub_gallery_archives.cfm.