Published in The Washington Post on May 10, 2020
Ann Kelsey Somers (Age 95)
Passed away at her home in Chevy Chase, MD on March 30, 2020 in the company of her
She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School (Class of 1942) and worked at
Riggs National Bank during the Second World War.
Ann was married to John V. Kelsey (USMC) who died while on active duty, and later to
Frances E. (Gene) Somers (US Naval Academy Class of 1941) with whom she shared a 44
year marriage and raised seven children.
The family traveled widely to include overseas service in Tokyo and London in addition to
assignments in Washington, DC.
Ann and Gene retired to Annapolis, MD where both were active volunteers at the Hammond
Harwood House. Ann maintained a lifelong interest in interior design and decorating, and at
one time owned and operated an antique store in Bethesda, MD.
Her sons Michael and John passed in 2019.
She is survived by sons Brian and Robert, and daughters Kathy, Suzanne, and Julia as well
as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a strong and loving woman who cared deeply for her family.
Ann will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.