Anne Flood, author of the 50-Year Index to National Button Society Bulletins Volumes 1 to 49 (1942) to 50 (1991) and the Index to National Button Society Bulletins, Volume 51 (1992) – Volume 60 (2001), died peacefully on September 29, 2013.
Anne Flood, nee Walker, was born in Painted Post, New York. Anne was a graduate of the New Jersey State Normal School. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
At the end of World War II, Anne joined the American Red Cross, with assignments in Japan and the Philippines. She spent three years teaching English in Venezuela where she met John Allen Flood whom she married in 1950. Anne was a teacher in New Jersey for 34 years. At age 94 she was still teaching English to foreign sudents at the YMCA. She was past president of the Professional Educators Organization (P.E.O.) Group in New Jersey. Anne loved to play Scrabble and bridge. She was the historian and choir member of the United Methodist Church in Summit.
In 2010, at the age of almost 96, Anne moved to Vermont to be closer to her family, the loves of her life, which included her daughter, four grandchildren, six great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Dickerson, and a stepdaughter-in-law, Sheila Flood.
Anne joined the National Button Society in 1956 and became a Life Member in 1966. She was a Life member of the New Jersey Button Society and its president from 1975-77, a member of the Central Jersey Buttoniers and a cherished member of Button Friends of New Jersey. She kept in touch after her move to Vermont. Anne enjoyed changing her 16 trays on the den wall every few months, and her knowledge of buttons was vast. Button friends were still calling her for assistance. She kept records to perfection, and always had something for the caller.