Anna J. Krason


Anna Jonsdottir Krason died unexpectedly on February 11, 2013, in Lake Ridge, Virginia. She was 85.

She traveled frequently to Martha’s Vineyard to stay in Chilmark with her loving daughter and friend, Deborah Sillimanwass, and her son-in-law, Jeffery Wass, whom she adored. She made good friends and acquaintances over the 15 years she traveled here and loved the time she spent on this island.

Anna was Icelandic by birth and a consummate wife and partner to her husband, William, a United States Foreign Service Officer, and she was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Deborah and Christine.

Anna was a true Viking in spirit who lived a full and amazing life that included a breadth and depth of experiences, accomplishments, and service to others. She was a gracious diplomat, who spoke several languages, a fabulous hostess and an outstanding bookkeeper. She served as a Gray Lady, writing letters home for soldiers in the hospital and worked in a Leper Clinic in Karachi, Pakistan, in the 1960s. She was as beautiful outside as she was inside.

Anna gave without reason and cared without expectation. She was an inspiration to all, touched everyone she met and is beloved by many.

A small service will be held at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Virginia on March 2. On Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother’s Day, a memorial service will be held at the historic DACOR Bacon House (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) in Washington, D.C.