Anne Aitken died on June 13, 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was 83 years old.
Anne was a teacher and Assistant Director at Happy Valley School from 1949 to 1958. It was here at HVS that Anne met her husband Robert, who was teaching English.
Upon leaving Ojai the Aitkens moved to Honolulu where together they founded the Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist society. Since that time she lived and worked at various Zen Centers in the islands.
Anne is survived by her husband Robert, a step-son, Thomas Laune Aitken, a sister and two brothers. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Happy Valley School or the Honolulu Diamond Sangha, 2747 Waiomao Road, Honolulu, HI 96816.