Ann Hetherington Cain Tibbets
28, 1922-September 28, 2002
was one of the last members of her family to have met and known her cousin,
Amelia Earhart. Ann always respected her cousin, Amelia, and what she had
TIBBETS, ANN HETHERINGTON CAIN, beloved mother, grandmother, godmother and teacher, passed away in Dallas, Texas on September 27, 2002. Ann was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 28, 1922 to John W. and Annie OP. Cain.
Mrs. Tibbets was born in Kansas City, MO on July 28, 1922 to John W. and
Annie OP. Cain. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University
of Missouri in 1944, and then worked as a stenographer with the War Department
in Washington, D.C. during World War II, deciphering code for the military.
She returned to Kansas City briefly after the war, and in 1947, she married
Charles R. Tibbets and moved to San Antonio, TX where she lived for the
next 49 years. She obtained her teacher's certificate from Trinity University
in 1960 and taught English at Alamo Heights Middle and High schools for
A Note from Mrs. Tibbets's daughter, Joan:
" . . . the website is awesome. I know enough people in your class that is was really fun to look at. The essay about Tommy Sykes by Bubba Groos was so moving.
Mother was close to Mac and Tommy Sykes and Mac was the first former student I tried to call after her death.
Thanks for tracking me down. Let me know if you need any other information."
Joan Tibbets Hudson
214-528-5626 Fax 214-520-0412
Source: Mike Tibbets: "Mother Ann Tibbets in her early 20's"
Some quotes from former students (source: Facebook)
Julie Banks: She was an amazing teacher and new my uncle LR Terry. Both lived through hard times. I loved her and had great respect.
Hank Anderson: I made a poster for her classroom,"behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out". She was the best. Use to stop by her house just to chit chat.
David Matheson: thank you so much ... Mike for sharing his Wonderful Mother with us!! She was loved and so appreciated by so many...
Dale Martin: I was crazy about her. Not only was she a great teacher, but she was great fun as well. She loved her students, she loved teaching and she loved life. I will never forget her mega-watt smile! Terrific lady!
Arthur Treutle: One of the greatest educators at AHHS
Arthur Gutierrez: She's one of my favorite teachers an awesome person you could tell she loved what she was doing
More posts by Mike Tibbets, and comments by former students on Facebook click here