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Anne G. Hinrichs

d. April 20, 2024


Anne Carmen Gibson Gavin Hinrichs, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on April 20, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York to Dorothy Marasco Gibson and John Gibson. She was later adopted by her stepfather, J. Russell Gavin.


Anne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who touched many lives with her kindness and generosity. During the mid-70’s, she played a pivotal role in bringing one of the first hospice care centers to Mercy Medical (formerly Villa Mercy) on the Eastern Shore. Throughout her career, Anne was known for her unwavering commitment towards teaching others. She was the epitome of what it meant to be a self-made career woman and was always eager to share her knowledge by helping colleagues learn and transition to using first generation computers in the workplace. These extensive computer skills led to her to be hired by the Military Sealift Command as a contractor where she was responsible for setting up new state of the art computer systems for ship repairs at the Mobile Port. At one point, during a government surveillance ship project, she was responsible for making daily progress updates directly to then President Ronald Reagan’s office. Late in her career, she was employed by Hoover Containment Company, in Fairhope, Alabama where she compiled one of the most extensive computer-based financial sales reporting databases of its time. She worked for Hoover until she retired. 

She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she taught catechism to children at Sunday School for 25 years. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, served on various church committees and was board secretary during a period of planning the new church and the Family Life Center.  

Affectionately known as “The Computer Lady”, Anne volunteered at the Fairhope Public Library where she dedicated her time teaching various computer applications to senior citizens, the visually impaired and others needing help navigating all the various platforms. Her hobbies included crocheting, family genealogy studies and at one point training her beloved champion Doberman Pincher, Ryan. 

Anne is survived by her loving family, including her husband Richard John Hinrichs, Sr.(Dick) of 68 years, her daughter, Catherine “Cathy” Hinrichs Taylor, son, Richard John Hinrichs, Jr. (Rick), (Kathleen (Kathy) Hale Hinrichs),

sisters, Lillian (Tody) Gavin Berls (Frederick E. (Fred) Berls), Julie Gavin Ogburn (A.P. (Pat) Ogburn, Jr.), Brothers, Ronald Yates, Grandchildren Roger L. Jacobsen, Jr. (Jocelyn), Zachary Morgan Jacobsen, Stephanie Anne Hinrichs McKee (Randy), Elizabeth Marie Hinrichs Peter (Andrew), Great grandchildren, Katherine Anne McKee, Wilson Robert Peter, Devon Alexander Jacobsen, Brooklyn Marie Joy Jacobsen, Leo Xavier Jacobsen, Elsa Doxsey Jacobsen, Anders Brewster Jacobsen, and Axel Fusiliere Jacobsen. She also loved as her own, Jennifer Moore Hoback (Steven), and Stephanie “Steffie” Stoecker. She is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces.


 Anne was preceded in death by her brother John Gavin (Sonny)  


A funeral mass to celebrate the life of Anne will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 (11:00 am) at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Fairhope, Alabama. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 am in the church vestibule. Her remains will be interred at the columbarium located directly behind the church. Following the service, there will be a luncheon in her honor served at St. Lawrence Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. 

May Anne’s memory be a blessing to all who knew her. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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