Anne Kitchen died Oct. 6. She was 94.
Kitchen was born to Astrig and Loris Boloyan on Sept. 5, 1926 in France. Along with her family, she braved the toils of war-torn Europe and in 1951, immigrated with her family to the United States. Shortly after coming to the U.S., she married Raymond Kitchen and worked as a seamstress. Her only child, Yvonne, was born in 1957. She took a clerical job at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She loved the lab and worked there for more than 50 years, through its early years in Berkeley and to its expansion in Livermore.
She brought joy to her family and friends with her sense of humor and love of laughter. She spoke five languages, loved to travel and greatly enjoyed experiencing the world. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 6, but her will to overcome, and the love she gave, will continue on forever.