Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Anne Gibson Lanpher
b:             d: 12/28/2000

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Love Lanpher MRS. ANNE LANPHER, French III, IV; Intensified French III; French Honor Society
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - December 31, 2000

Anne Gibson Lanpher, 90, a former Wakefield High School French teacher who after losing her larynx to cancer in 1961 became a pioneer in teaching esophageal speech, died of congestive heart failure December 28 at her home in the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville, Maryland.  After the loss of her larynx, she attended a summer voice institute sponsored by the International Association of Laryngectomies to study esophageal speech, in which air is trapped in the esophagus and then expelled while forming words.  After completing her own training, she became a teacher of the speech technique.

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