IRVINGTON—Esther Anne Long McClintock died after a long illness Monday, January 20, 2020.
Anne was born January 30, 1936, to Ida Mae Harper Long and Edwin Mitchell Long in Weems. She was blessed with a large family and grew up surrounded by many brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and grandparents. She attended Weems School, was graduated from Kilmarnock High School and attended Mary Washington College.
An accomplished woman of energy and passion, Anne’s first career in the hospitality industry began locally at Windmill Point Marina and Resort and the Tides Inn before continuing to the larger Hyatt House Hotel in Richmond. She held many senior management positions and managed properties for Hyatt in Memphis, Tenn., and Cherry Hill, N.J.
She began her second career as a Realtor upon returning to Irvington. It was through this connection that she met the love of her life, Bill McClintock. Anne and Bill were travelers and spent many years exploring the globe and touring all seven continents. They delighted in every opportunity to experience new cultures, meeting new people and celebrating life both near and afar.
Anne’s passions in local and family history led her to join like-minded individuals to establish The Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington. She delighted in sharing the impact of this time for those living in the Northern Neck. Her personal experiences as granddaughter of Captain Archibald Long led her to write her first book, We are Who We are Because Steamboats Were, a compilation of stories about the people and steamboats of the Chesapeake Bay and its’ rivers and creeks.
Anne was a longtime member of Irvington Baptist Church and served faithfully on many committees, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. Anne loved the Lord and was a fierce patriot. She also served as board chairman, president and member of the Interfaith Service Council for many years.
She is survived by her beloved husband, G. William “Bill” McClintock of Richmond; daughter, Theresa Whay Ransone (Rannie) of Irvington; stepson, William “Billy” B. McClintock of Bumpass; granddaughter, Esther Emory Shelton Ryan (Mike) of Arlington; sisters, Eleanor Frances Long Howard and Mary Ida Verlander Newcomb (Herbert) of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.
Anne was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Ella Mae Long Turlington and Elizabeth (Betty) Harper Ball; and brothers, Edwin Jackson “Jack” Long and Arthur Benjamin “Butch” Verlander Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Family will receive friends at a reception following the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Irvington Baptist Church, PO Box 417, Irvington, VA 22480, The Steamboat Era Museum, PO Box 132, Irvington, VA 22480, or Interfaith Service Council, PO Box 868, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, or to the charity of your choice.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.