Ann Dodge Middleton, 83, died at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, on February 20, 2012.
She was born in Boston on November 12,1928, the daughter of Joseph B. Dodge and Kerstin P. Dodge. She was raised in Pinkham Notch, educated in the Gorham schools, and she graduated from Saint Mary’s-in-the-Mountains School (now The White Mountain School) in Littleton.
Before she was married, she served as the Hut Master at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch hut. She and her husband Jack Middleton also ran the Dolly Copp Campground in the early 1950s when the AMC managed it for the state.
She was a Professional Ski lnstructor and taught skiing for The Hannes Schneider Ski School at Cranmore Mountain, North Country, and in Bedford. She was an avid skier and at one time a member of the U.S. Ski Team. Except for an untimely broken leg, she could have been a member of the U. S. Olympic Ski Team. She was also an avid mountain climber who had climbed all her life in New Hampshire and in Western United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Ecuador, Africa and Nepal. She was a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a member of the American Alpine Club and an Honorary OH.
She has resided in Freedom since 1987 and she also had a home on Port Hood Island, Nova Scotia.
Ann is survived by her husband, Jack B. Middleton; her daughter, Susan Middleton Campbell; her husband, Gordon Campbell; two sons, Jack B. Middleton, Jr. and Peter Middleton; their wives Tracy Middleton and Meg Middleton; and four grandchildren, Abby Middleton, Ben Middleton, Kerstin Middleton and Mansfield Middleton. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Brooks Dodge, Jr. and his wife, Ann Dodge, of Jackson.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal in North Conway on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Mount Washington Observatory, 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH, 03860. To express condolences visit www.lordfuneralhome.com.
Part of me died with Anne Coos Dodge. She and brother, Hiram, were major infuences while I worked for Joe. There will never be another Anne Middleton.
She graced the lives of so very many hut people. Sleazy