From a contemporary press report:
For They Also Serve…
Ann O'Hara Baer, 74, an Army Lieutenant General's wife who accompanied her husband to posts in Germany, Japan and across the United States when he was on active duty, died July 11, 2002, at the Hospice of Northern Virginia of emphysema.
Mrs. Baer, who lived in Fairfax Station, Virginia, was born in Brooklyn, New York. On New Year's Eve 1948 in Augsburg, West Germany, she married Robert Baer, an Army officer who was posted there during the U.S. occupation after World War II.
They settled in the Washington area in 1964.
Mrs. Baer was a founding member of Jeremiah House, a shelter and educational center for unwed mothers near Leesburg. Her avocations included gardening, furniture refinishing and antiques.
In addition to her husband, of Fairfax Station, survivors include four children, John of Yorktown, Virginia, Thomas of Phoenix, Stephen of New York and Teresa Walker of Fort Myers, Florida; and five grandchildren.
BAER, ANN O'HARA
On Thursday, July 11, 2002, of Fairfax Station, Virginia. Loving wife of Robert J. Baer; mother of John R., Thomas P. and Stephen F. Baer and Theresa A. Walker. Also survived by five grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be offered on Tuesday, August 13, at 12:45 p.m. at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 9300 Lee Hwy., Suite 500, Fairfax, VA 22031 and St. Raymond of Penafort, 8900 Triple Ridge Rd., Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039.
BAER, ANN O'HARA
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/23/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 07/11/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 1829
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF BAER, ROBERT J, LTG US ARMY
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