Obituary of Virginia Ann Sturdivant
Virginia “Ann” Sturdivant born September 18, 1947 died peacefully on May 16, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Virginia Hudgins Sturdivant of Cotton Center, TX
Born in Lubbock, Ann spent her early years growing up on a farm south of Cotton Center, then in 1952, moved to a farm east of Cotton Center. She attended Cotton Center schools all 12 years, graduating in 1966 as the class valedictorian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cotton Center.
After graduation, Ann attended Baylor University for one year, then completed a BS in Physical Education in 1971 at Texas Tech University. Ann then taught Health and coached volleyball at the Southside ISD in San Antonio until 1973.
Ann continued her education at Baylor and received a MS degree in Education in 1974. She then moved to Killeen, TX where she taught PE and Health to elementary and junior high schoolers. She moved back to San Antonio in 1978 where she instructed in PE and coached at Homes High School until 1984.
Moving to Sherman, TX in 1984, Ann took a position as an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Department of Austin College where she taught until 1987. In the spring of 1987, Ann enrolled in the doctoral program of the University of North Texas in Denton. She graduated in the fall of 1990 with a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Higher Education and a minor in Physical Eduction.
With her new Ph.D., Ann then branched off into private consulting and worked with many of the schools in the San Antonio area as well as the Defense Language Institute. In 1993 she took a job with the Texas Department of Transportation in Corpus Christi then returned to San Antonio in 1998 where she remained working in the transportation industry until her retirement.
Ann was much loved by and is survived by her brother and wife Rick and Kristi Sturdivant of Littleton, CO; one niece Sarah Sturdivant of Los Angeles, CA; one nephew and family, Scott, Heather and Soren Sturdivant also of Littleton, CO.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Center Plains Cemetery, Cotton Center, under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, TX. A memorial service will be held at a later date in San Antonio.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Ann's name may be made to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, PO Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027 or Kindred Hospice, 4440 S Piedras Drive, Suite 125, San Antonio, TX 78228.