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Official Obituary of

Anne Dickert

March 15, 2023
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Anne Dickert Obituary

Margaret Anne Dickert

Anne Dickert, 84, died peacefully on March 15th in Rock Hill, SC. She was born at home April 29th 1938 in Batesburg, SC. She was the daughter of the late Bettsie and Hydrick Dickert and sister of Mary Dickert Cawthon.

She earned a BS Degree in Physical Education from Winthrop College in 1960: a Masters in Physical Education and Recreation from Florida State University in 1962; an additional Masters in Education Administration from University of South Carolina in 1983; and a PhD in Education Administration in 1988 from her beloved University of South Carolina, to which she became “Dr. Dickert” to her close friends.

She began her teaching and coaching career in Augusta, GA and quickly became one of the best coaches in the state. She coached and refereed many sports including basketball, volleyball, golf, softball and gymnastics, but her passion was women’s basketball. She continued her coaching and teaching career at Columbia High School from 1969 to 1982. She rounded out her last 10 years of teaching at Andrews and Creighton Middle Schools in Columbia and retired in 1992 where she then enjoyed extensive travel with her housemate Mickey Huffmond.

Among her many accomplishments in her career, she served on the SC Association for Health and Physical Education and the Recreation and Dance Executive Board for 14 years where she was awarded a lifetime achievement award. She served on the founding committee of the Coaches Association of Women’s Sports, was on the Board of Directors of the National Girls and Women in Sports Association, and served on the Committee to publish rule guidelines for women’s sports. She was awarded the inaugural Pathfinder Award for Girls and Women in Sports in 1991. She was instrumental in the historic passing of Title IX in the advancement of women’s sports and ultimately was inducted into the South Carolina Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. She loved travel and women’s basketball, especially the Lady Gamecocks.

She is pre-deceased by her housemate of 52 years, Mickey Huffmond, who together enjoyed extensive travel to all corners of the world including Australia, Egypt, Canada, Russia, Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, and all 50 states.  She is survived by her nephew Frank Cawthon, Jr.(Pam); her great nephew Reed Cawthon, and numerous Cousins including Les Dickert (Gail), John H. Timmerman, Al Timmerman, Tim Timmerman and many, many wonderful friends and colleagues and her dog Poppy.

 A celebration of life graveside service will be held at the Batesburg Cemetery on March 20th at 1:00pm. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Services

Graveside Service
Monday
March 20, 2023

1:00 PM
Batesburg Cemetery
Across The Street From 140 South Peachtree Street
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006

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