Ann Fleury

Obituary of Ann Elisabeth Fleury

Ann Elisabeth White Fleury, age 77, passed on August 29, 2020. Ann was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on October 19,1942, to Warren Bradford White and Ruth Taylor White, who were both Mathematics teachers and natives of Wisconsin. Ann graduated as the Valedictorian of her Senior High School Class. She then entered the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she achieved a stellar record as a Mathematics major, graduating in 1964 with both Danforth and National Science Foundation Fellowships for Graduate School. She enrolled at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she earned a Master's Degree in Mathematics. It was there that she met her future husband Patrick Fleury, also a Mathematics graduate student. On August 31,1968, Patrick and Ann married and moved to Montreal, Canada; Patrick taught at McGill University and Ann programmed computers for Sun Life Assurance Company. After two years, they returned to the United States to live in Plattsburgh, New York. In 1973, Ann was offered a position in the Computer Science Department at the State University of New York - College at Plattsburgh where she taught for 12 years. In 1985, they returned to Madison where Ann completed a PhD in Computer Science Education in 1991. She accepted a position at Aurora University, in Aurora, Illinois, where she would rise to the rank of Full Professor before retiring in 2005. Later that year, Ann and Patrick returned to Madison, Wisconsin where they lived in happy retirement. In 2014 they moved to the Maris Grove Retirement Community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, close to Wilmington, Delaware, where her daughter Ruth Fleury-Steiner lives with her husband Ben Fleury-Steiner, and their twin daughters Anna and Robin. Ann always said she was visiting her granddaughters, who just happened to live with their parents. Ann is survived by her husband Patrick, her daughter Ruth Fleury-Steiner, her granddaughters Anna and Robin Steiner, her sisters Janet White Montoya and Alice White Cone both of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth, and Warren White. Ann loved her family, the mountains, animals, science, and education. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends. Funeral Services and Interment are private. Online Condolences may be made by visiting (
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