Ann became a nurse where she met Dr.
Wrenn. They married and lived in
Winter Park, Florida for many years. The children are now have
grand-children. Simmon Wrenn Jr. has become a physician in his father's
footsteps and has a position in a teaching hospital in California.
Nancy has married and still lives in Florida.
1917, June 5 - Simeon M. Wrenn is 21 years old, born in Garner, Wake
Co., N. C. His is C. L. Wrenn, a farmer in Wake Co., NC. He is
single, caucasian, dark eyes, stout build. [WWI Selective Service
1941, Nov. 30 - Ane Christenson marries Simeon Wrenn in Fayetteville,
Arkansas where they met while working for the Veterans Administration
Hospital. A Presbyterian minister administered the oaths.
Nancy Ann writes that they were married "one week before the Pearl Harbor tragedy. My father had
been re-assigned to work at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville,
N.C., and he and my mother had stopped in Raleigh, N.C. so that he
might introduce his bride to his
family. (He and all of his family were natives of N.C.) They were
listening to the radio on Sunday at my aunt and uncle's home when they
heard about the terrible events of Pearl Harbor. [Nancy
Nancy and Simeon Wrenn
1969- Ann Tomena Wrenn divorces Simeon Mayo Wrenn Sr. in Orange Co.,
Florida. certificate number 4247.
[Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001]
1972, March- Simeon Wrenn Sr. dies with
known residence in Winter Park, Florida. [Social Security Death
2008- A brief biography that Nancy wrote for
the reunion of her Winter Park High School class of 1961 follows.
Permission given by Nancy Ann Starcher 5/26/08:
work in home health.
school, I attended Salem
College (a women's college in Winston-Salem, N.C.), Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, and graduated in 1965 from the University of
Florida. I earned a B.S. degree in Nursing. I was a member of Alpha
Delta Pi sorority at SMU and the University of Florida (along with Pat
Stephenson and Susan Chase from our WPHS class). I was honored to be
Sweetheart of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Sewanee: The University of the
South. After college graduation, I obtained a job as a nurse at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Grady Hospital was a large, inner-city
hospital/trauma center and teaching hospital for Emory University
School of Medicine. I loved my job--and loved Atlanta--a stunningly
beautiful city! I came back to Winter Park, got a job, and in 1969 met
and married my husband, Tracy Starcher. We have lived in several cities
Southeast, including tiny St. Cloud, the community near Kissimmee. We
have two children. Our married son Todd (no grandchildren yet) works as
an Assets Allocation Analyst in the financial industry. Our daughter ,
Laura, formerly a student, is married to a PhD candidate at the
University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Her husband aspires to be a
pharmaceutical research scientist. His research work to complete the
doctoral dissertation involves Alzheimer's disease. They have one
toddler, a little daughter who is 1 1/2 years old, and expect a second
child in late spring.
plans and goals: I hope to be able to
retire some day---and learn quilting. Additionally, I would like to get
back to oil painting which I so enjoyed years ago. And----I would like
to raise roses!
Ane Wrenn is still active and living on her own.
now, and does well...She still drives, which is a worry, but she lives
in a small
town.....She lives in a
manufactured home community in DeLand, FL--about 40 miles from my home..
I wish I
lived closer, but she loves her home ...and her
garden. [Nancy Starcher 5/26/08]
Simeon Wrenn Jr. has had very active career starting with his education
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N. C. He later graduated form
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He and his wife Ann
met attending college there. He then went to Emroy University
including two doctorates, one in Medicinal Chemistry. He received a
post-doctoral degree at the
Harvard Medical School where he was involved in the department of
cardiology. He has held various faculty
appointments including Baylor University School of Medicine, University
of Pennsylvania and adjunct professor in John Hopkins
University. He was worked in pharmaceutial research for Lederle
Labs which developed Centrum Vitamins. When the company was
bought by American Home Products he lost his position and they moved to
San Francisco. He is currently working as a cancer
pharmacologist for the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research in
Houston, Texas. The foundation web site states,"When asked why it was a
good fit, Dr. Wrenn responded, 'I am a scientist by training,
experienced in medical research. In addition, my business development
background will be helpful as the Foundation proceeds with the drug
commercialization process.'" [Stehlin Foundaton for Cancer
Research web site - 5/27/08]
They have two grown children and a couple of grand-children.
[Nancy Ann Starcher email 6/06/08]
Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,
Florida Marriage Records, 1927-2001
Starcher, Nancy Ann
- coorespondence and emails 2001-2008.
Stehlin Foundaton for Cancer
Research, Houston, Texas web site- stehlin.org- 5/27/08
WWI Selective Service Records