January 26, 1938 – October 6, 2022
Annie McGreevy died peacefully October 6, 2022 at home in Sonoita, AZ surrounded by family. She was born in 1938 in Kansas City, MO where she grew up enjoying many sports, especially field-hockey and golf. She attended the Sunset Hill School for 15 years and then went on to Vassar before eventually graduating from Goddard College, a school that facilitated remote learning long before computers and Zoom were in vogue.
Annie raised her four children in Chestnut Hill, MA, where her warm, generous personality helped nurture familial neighborhood bonds that are still strong today. Annie added three wonderful stepchildren to her brood when she moved to Cleveland in the 1980s, where she also worked hard for the nuclear freeze movement in order to ensure a safer world for all.
For the last 35 years, Annie was an important member of the Sonoita/Patagonia community. She met her husband Quentin during her fight against unsafe highways and added four more stepchildren to her family.
She fought passionately to save the Scenic Santa Rita Mountains, helped the Arizona Community Foundation, and championed the Patagonia Youth Enrichment Center.
Annie was predeceased by her parents, Milton and Barbara McGreevy and her brother Tommy. She is survived by her husband Quentin Lewton; her sisters Jean Green (Moulton d.) and Gail Harmon (John); her children Joanna Nelson (Jack), Colin McNay (Anne), Alice Curtin (Ron), and Kate McNay Koch (Bill); as well as seven stepchildren: Tom Heller, John Heller (Katherine), Cindy Heller, Trip Lewton (Kelly), Jennifer Labovich (Jonathan), Sasha Lewton (Talene), and Michael Lewton (Morgan); and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her greatly.
Everyone she leaves behind will remember a supportive, kind spirit who forged her own path in life and inspired others to improve their lives and their environment. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory may be made to any charity of your choice.