Anne Underwood Arnold

Anne Underwood Arnold, 91, passed away In Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Anne was a lifetime professional artist. She had an art gallery in Front Royal, Virginia for nearly 20 years (Underwood Originals), beginning on North Royal Avenue, before moving into the Muller-Trout House on Chester St. She then retired and kept up her art and teaching from home. She will be fondly remembered as “little miss sunshine,” as her smile was contagious.

Anne was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Birmingham, Alabama with her mother and grandmother. She is pre-deceased by her two husbands, John K. Underwood, Jr., and Maxwell Arnold.

She is survived by her two children, Cynthia Lynne Alford of Chesapeake, VA, and John K. Underwood, III (Erin) of Elkton, MD. She had five grand-children, Chris Underwood (Caitlin) of Beaufort, NC, Jamie Underwood (Jessica) of Charleston, WV, Mary Underwood of Oceanside, CA, Odessa Alford and Griffith Alford both of Chesapeake, VA. She had one great-grandchild, Grayson Underwood of Beaufort, NC.

A funeral service will be held at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, Virginia at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 4th, followed by a graveside service at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal. There will be visitation preceding the service at 1:00 pm.

  3 comments for “Anne Underwood Arnold

  1. Deborah and Dale Corey
    September 4, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. She was one of the first neighbors I met when we moved to Dungadin. She was always so welcoming and sweet and she gave wonderful parties! Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  2. David Silek
    September 5, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    I will never forget running into Anne and Max in Tokyo Narita Airport, and then 20+ days later in Tiananmen Square during the uprising. Memories for life. What a wonderful lady. Please accept my deepest sympathy on her passing.

  3. CindyMRobbins
    September 6, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I met her in ’82 or about that time- an art class held for young people on Saturdays at 2 pm at the studio on Chester St. Years later, I attended an adult class in the basement of her home. I learned so much from both .She was wise and kind.

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