Anne T. Kohler , age 97, of Austin, Texas died Monday, January 23, 2023 (Danny's birthday) at home with family by her side.
She was born Elizabeth Anne Trimble in Fort Worth, Texas, September 4, 1925 to Terrell Marshall Trimble and Elizabeth Hope Llewellyn. She and her younger brother Ted moved with their parents to Austin in 1938 where her father accepted the position as Assistant Superintendent Public Instruction of Texas under Governor James V. Allred
Anne grew up in Austin attending the old Allan Jr High and graduating from Austin High School Class of 1942. At the age of 16 she started the University of Texas during the war years where she met and married Robert D. Hudson II, a naval aviator student at UT. In 1946 she returned to Austin and gave birth to her first son Robert D. Hudson III "Danny" and resumed her studies at UT graduating in 1947 with a BS in Home Economics and a MA in Counseling Psychology in 1952.
In 1952 Anne married William Ray Kohler "Bill" and in 1956 gave birth to her second son Raymond L. Kohler. During this time she began her long career as a mother, teacher, social worker and managing family owned rental property. In 1961 she lost Bill in a boating accident on Lake Austin. Raising two boys she continued her professional career as a vocational rehabilitation specialist with several state agencies retiring at the Texas Department of Human Resources in 1983.
Anne was a life long Democrat actively participating in local and state politics and serving as a Precinct Judge for a number of years. Along with her friends Txana Conn, Shudde Fath, Helen Spear and many other strong willed women they were a force to be contended with. Anne was an avid genealogist /family historian traveling from Salt Lake City (pre-internet) to numerous court houses and cemeteries to trace family lineage. She became a member of Daughters of the America Revolution and other family related organizations including: Cayce Family Assn, Wingfield Family Society, The Gaither Connection, Bates Booster, The Bourland Society, and The Loving Family. She finally realized that everyone was related to everyone else and closed her books.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, brother T.M. "Ted" Trimble, MD, her husband Bill and son Raymond. She is survived by her son Danny Kohler and grandson Robert D. Kohler Jr "Robbie" and wife Molly; daughter-in-law Micala Kohler and granddaughters Hayley Kohler and husband Evan Figueroa of Austin, and Jordan Yoeli MD and husband Dor (MD) of Denver, CO. She has four greatgrand children, Walker Kohler, Ikey Kohler, Reagon Kohler and Murray Yoeli.
The family is extremely grateful to all the caretakers and the loving attention they gave to Anne over the last 10 years. Not an easy period they always went out of their way to comfort and protect her. Thank you Texas Home Care Partners (Deborah, Cholita, Anita, Luella and Kristy), Compassus Hospice (Karla), Austin Geriatrics, Ann, Edna, Grecilda and many more over the years. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Austin Humane Society, Capitol Area Food Bank, Texas Democrat Party, or a charity of your choice.
Memorial Service will be held 11:30 am, April 1, 2023, at Harrell Funeral Home (Ben White and Lamar), 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745 with a reception to follow.