Anne Westbrook, brought into this world by Frank and Jane Kidney, died on March 2,

2010. From her parents she learned to love the countryside and the people and animals

that live there. She was an avid horsewoman and had a special talent as a dog trainer.

Her early years were spent on the family dairy farm in Pompey Center, and she received

her education in Oswego after her family relocated. She received her B.A. from Elmira

College and became an English teacher. She also earned a Masterís Degree from SUNY

Oswego. Anne spent the majority of her career in the South Seneca schools working as a

teacher and a guidance counselor. She retired in 2004, and devoted her time to her horses,

dogs and cats, most of which were either strays or rescue animals.

 

Besides her animals, she is survived by her brother Richard (Roxanne) Kidney, her sister

Carol (Steve) Mackintosh, her nieces Jody Kidney and Hollis Mackintosh, and her

nephew Will Mackintosh.

 

She also leaves several dear friends who made it possible for her to live in her own home

until her death. Her family is especially grateful to Art Utter, Holly Weatherby and Peg

Oltz for their friendship and support during the last years of Anneís life.

 

At Anneís request, there will be no formal services. Contributions in her memory may be

made to The Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main Street, P.O. Box 182,

Sidney, NY 13838.