R.I.P.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

June 22nd, 1906 - February 7th, 2001

Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Widow of Aviator Charles Lindbergh, Dies

By Mike Eckel

Associated Press Writer

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, who became his co-pilot and wrote extensively about their pioneering adventures in flight, died at her rural Vermont home Wednesday. She was 94.

Lindbergh died in her home in Passumpsic about 30 miles northeast of the state capital, according to her son-in-law Nathaniel Tripp.

"Mother died quietly in her second home in Vermont with her family around her," said Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest of the Lindbergh children, in a statement issued by the family foundation.

Lindbergh, who published 13 books of memoirs, fiction, poems and essays, also had a secluded home in Darien, Conn.

A painfully shy woman, she was thrown into the spotlight of her famous husband immediately after they met in 1927, shortly after he made his famous solo flight across the Atlantic. She was a senior at Smith College. He took her flying on their first date; they were engaged within a year.

She soon became her husband's co-pilot, co-navigator and radio operator. The couple's flights across oceans and around the world fascinated the American public.

http://www.lindberghfoundation.org.

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