New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2021

Anne Tyler Netick

Anne Tyler Netick died on Dec. 7, 2020 at Edgeworth Park in Williamsburg.

She was born in Richmond on Sept. 28, 1934. The daughter of David Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Anne Morton Shelton, she was raised at Sherwood Forest Plantation.

She was educated in the Charles City Public School system and at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Women’s College where, like her mother, was a member of Phi Mu. Anne earned her master’s degree from Columbia University and her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University. She taught Russian literature and language at the College of William and Mary until her retirement in 1992. After retirement, Anne became a director of the Poe museum in Richmond and remained active in numerous historical and genealogical associations.

Anne loved to travel and did so throughout her life. On a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, she met Joe Netick (1930-2015), a dermatologist from Texas, who also loved to travel. They both spoke several languages and were both studying Czechoslovakian at the time they met.

Joe and Anne Married on Jan. 16, 1970 in the Wren Chapel at the College of William and Mary. Together, they purchased and restored “Woodbourne”, a Palladian style home built in Charles City circa 1813 by Anne’s great-grandfather, President John Tyler, who resided there with his first wife, Letitia Christian.

Anne was an animal lover and horse enthusiast. She kept horses her entire life and rode them until she was in her seventies.

Anne is survived by her four Arabian horses and two cats that she regarded as her children.

A memorial service is planned to be held at Westover Episcopal Church in Charles City during the Spring time. Tributes may be posted at