Callaway, Anne


Anne Callaway Zipplies Saunders passed away January 10, 2021 at the age of 92 and joined her beloved husband Stan. She was the third of 4 sisters born to Paul and Bertha Zipplies of Savannah, GA. A graduate from Duke University with a degree in Botany, she married her college sweetheart, Stan Saunders, in 1950.

Anne was an optimistic, gracious, and loving person who was an exemplary and devoted Christian. As she and her husband moved to many different locations, she successfully re-invented herself each time. She was a third grade teacher, a housewife, a volunteer Art History teacher and a pioneer in nutrition. She returned to school to earn a Masters degree in Audiology and followed her passion for audiology. In her 45 year career at Emory, she served as a speech therapist, audiologist, tenured professor training residents, business administrator and coder. She retired at the age of 84.

While working full-time, she also found time to sew clothes, cook experimentally, sing in the church choir, run competitively, read voraciously, play piano and pass her love of music to her children. She never knew a stranger and was always hospitable. She never lost her fascination with science and the world.

Anne's life will forever be celebrated by her four children, Mary Simpson (John), Nancy Saunders, Stewart Saunders (Anne) Margaret Foster (Jon); and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, friends, patients whose lives she touched and anyone who entered her sphere. She radiated joy and enhanced our lives! She was and always will be a Rock Star!