Anne Gates Ponce passed away on Oct. 12, 2020, at her home in Corrales, N.M., one day after her 91st birthday.
She was the daughter of Millicent Anne Gates and Thomas S. Gates Jr. Anne was born on Oct. 11, 1929, and grew up in Devon, Pa., and Northeast Harbor. Anne graduated from Milton Academy and Briarcliff Manor College. She married Joseph L. Ponce in 1955. Together they enjoyed fly fishing, sailing and travel.
Anne was passionate about the health and well-being of all animals. She was a devoted conservationist, supporting many organizations that addressed these causes. Anne had a generous heart and was always active in her families’ lives. She left a legacy of strength, kindness and support for all who knew her.
Anne is survived by her children, Michael Ponce of Wyndmoor, Pa., Alice Robison of Bozeman, Mont., Mari Baumann of Corrales, N.M., and Thomas Ponce of Yamhill, Ore., and seven grandchildren: Alice, Hope, Rebecca, Robin, Greta, Cerin, Cory, Anne and Lindsay, as well as her sister Kathe Gates Mccoy of Chadds Ford, Pa.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Santa Fe Horse Rescue, San Mateo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.