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Ann E. Frame

October 11, 1953 — July 9, 2022

     Ann Frame (Beddow) died in the comfort of her home Saturday night, July 9, with members of
her family by her side. The world lost a graceful, stylish and adventuresome woman, a lover of animals
and a great friend.

     From the moment Ann arrived in Jackson in the early 1990s, she set out to contribute her skills,
knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm to so many parts of the community. She was a board member of
the Center for the Arts, served multiple terms on the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and demonstrated her
passion for education by serving on the board of Teton Science Schools where she met and made
numerous friends. Though she never had children of her own, Ann encouraged, interviewed, and
guided many young adults to tell them there was a big world out there and that education was a large
part of finding success in life.

     Ann Elisabeth Frame was born October 11, 1953, in Franklin, Pennsylvania to Richard C. and
Josephine (German) Frame. Her father was an attorney and a Pennsylvania state senator for many
years. Her mother, who also studied law, chose to raise the family. Ann attended The Madeira School
in McLean, Virginia where she made strong and enduring friendships with classmates. She maintained
a very close relationship to The Madeira School, actively serving on the board of trustees and co-chairing
fundraising campaigns which have enabled the school to provide scholarships for deserving students.

     Following graduation in 1972, she attended Brown University, graduating in 1976 with an AB
degree. She moved to New York City and worked there until she left for graduate school.

     Ann attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her MBA in
1982. Returning to NYC, she joined Fiduciary Trust where she honed her financial skills as an analyst. In
1984, Ann was hired by Lazard Freres et Cie. as a portfolio manager. There she was in the vanguard of
women gaining positions of responsibility on Wall Street. She was promoted to Vice President in the
investment management group of Lazard and developed strong relationships with other women who,
like her, were competing in what was largely a male dominated business.

     In the early 1990s, after her memorable time in NYC, she started her lifelong goal to travel the
world with Jackson, WY as her home base. She crossed the globe with her well-researched plans and
adventuresome friends seeking out captivating adventures, the stories of which books are written. She
often returned to NYC to try all the latest restaurants, see the newest Broadway shows and museum
exhibits, and get her fix of the most interesting stores.

     Ann loved people- she made friends with nearly everyone she met. Her incredible ability to
connect and make connections between people made her a much sought-after confidant. Her mind was
like a Rolodex with 21 st century technology to connect each entry with the others.

     Besides being a connoisseur of great friends, she was also a connoisseur of food, wine and
culture, Ann adored a good time. Accept all invitations are words she embraced. There wasn’t a minute
of life she missed- or a fun party she didn’t accept or host. She was vivacious, interesting, smart,
extremely well read and dedicated to her causes and friends.

     The most wonderful event in Ann’s life occurred when, in her late 50’s, she met and married her
true love, intellectual equal and soulmate Ed Beddow. When she took his hand, she said “come walk
with me, and I will show you how much fun life can be.” And fun they had. Ann always said she had to sleep fast – there was just too much to see and do in the world. Together they built their incredible
dream house and created many wonderful memories with family and friends.

     Ann was taken from us- far too soon- after a 4-year battle with cancer. Throughout, she
maintained an unwavering optimism and continued to plan future travel. She leaves behind her
devoted husband Ed Beddow, sister Mary Dewey, brother Thomas Frame (Pamela), close cousins, nieces
and nephews and her beloved black lab Bertie. Ann will be missed by an extraordinary number and
variety of people.

     A service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson will be announced at a future date. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. John’s Hospital Foundation in Jackson, WY or to
MD Anderson in Houston, TX.

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