Anne B. Hoffman, Midway City, Calif.

Anne Brocker (Held) Hoffman, formally of Columbus, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Midway City, California.

Anne was born in Evansville, IN on October 20, 1942 to Dr. George A. and Beulah (Meyer) Held. She married Roger P. Hoffman of Jasper on June 1, 1963, at Trinity United Church of Christ. Her only child, Peter, was born in 1967 in Georgetown, Maryland.

Anne was raised in Jasper and was a 1960 graduate of Jasper High School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, Bloomington with a BA in History in 1964. In 1967, she went on to earn a Masters Degree in Social Studies.

Anne, Roger and Peter moved to Columbus, Indiana, in 1969 and later homesteaded for many years in rural Bartholomew County, building a log cabin on 40 acres.

Over her 35-year teaching career, Anne taught Social Studies, World History, World Geography, Government, World Religions and International Relations to 6th-12th grade students at ABC Montessori, Southside JHS and Columbus East HS in Columbus.

She was a champion for Indiana education working on numerous committees and councils to improve educational opportunities for students.  Anne was a Close Up Washington, D.C. sponsor who accompanied many students over the years to visit our nations capitol and meet Indiana’s elected congressmen and women.

Anne retired from teaching in 2000 and moved with her husband to Venice, FL to take care of her aunt and cousin.  In 2017, with her health declining, she made the brave decision to relocate to California to be closer to her son and his family until her death.

Survivors include her son, Peter A. Hoffman and his wife, Cindy, of Los Angeles, California; sister-in-law, Sharon J. Held; nephew, Jon Held of Lafayette, Indiana; niece, Gretchen Johnson of Maple Valley, Washington; and cousin, Betty White of Venice, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roger (04/06/09) and her brother J. David Held (07/15/15).

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