Village Newcomer Q&A: Ann Marie Ziegler

This Village newcomer is a retired educator who taught math at the U of A and in Fayetteville schools.

Q: When did you move to Butterfield?

A: My official move in was in mid-September 2018 but because of a planned trip with friends to New York City, I started living here in early October.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I grew up in Chicago and attended college there. Lived two years in South Bend, Ind., and four years in Clemson, South Carolina. My husband and I moved to Fayetteville in 1973 when he accepted a job teaching economics at the University of Arkansas.

Q: What did you do before retirement?

A: Until my children were in school, I was a stay-at-home mom. I had been a high school math teacher before children, so I applied to the math department at the University of Arkansas to teach lower level math courses in 1980. I left there in 1990 to teach at Ramay Junior High and Fayetteville High School for five years. In 1995, I returned to the university to teach Finite Math until I retired in 2008.

Q: Do you have children and grandchildren?

A: I have two children. My daughter Kathleen is married and lives in Brooklyn with my only grandchild Milo who is 10. My son Michael is also married and lives here in Fayetteville.

Q: Why did you choose Butterfield?

A: I chose Butterfield because I like the independent lifestyle as I age with the security of having care if and when I need it. My husband had a cycling accident, which left him in a wheelchair for five years. None of us knows what path we will have to take as our life continues. I appreciate that as I age, Butterfield will be there to help make the transition easier for me and my family.