Anna Margaret Elizabeth Malloy Hierholzer, age 97, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023 with members of her family present at her home in Ellisville in Louisa County, Virginia. She was born on September 19, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Michael Malloy and Anna Rae Victoria Stewart; 9 younger siblings, 6 brothers and 3 sisters; husband, Joseph Anthony Hierholzer (of 42 years); and grandson Anthony Conover.
Anne’s amazing life touched everyone around her as a loving mother and grandmother, and devoted friend to many. She married Joseph Hierholzer and supported his 26-year career in the U.S. Navy while they lived in Norfolk, Virginia; College Station, Pennsylvania; and Panama. She was a homemaker and after her husband’s Navy retirement, they moved to Louisa County in 1971 and began farming. She was the business bookkeeper and she loved gardening, canning, raising flowers, listening to opera, and traveling. Her overseas travel included wonderful trips to Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, and the State of Hawaii. She loved and was very fond of the many family dogs and cats over the years. She found the most joy with her family and faith. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Parish in Norfolk, Virginia for many years and a founding member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Mineral, Virginia in 1974 where she served on various committees and sang in the choir.
She was blessed with and is survived by her nine children, Mark Hierholzer (and wife Kathy) of Richmond, Virginia; Joel (and wife Barbara) Hierholzer of Louisa, Virginia, Anne (and husband Gary) Conover of Powhatan, Virginia, Christopher Hierholzer (and wife Melanie) of Tallahassee, Florida, Lezlie Hierholzer of Louisa, Virginia, Carol (and husband Robert) Dodson of Louisa, Virginia, Martin Hierholzer of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Gerard Hierholzer of Louisa, Virginia, and Monica Hierholzer of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 27 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Her family is especially grateful to Lezlie Hierholzer, her primary caregiver of many years and supportive friends.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, 14414 St. Isidore Way, Orange, Virginia 22960 at 1:30pm on March, 24, 2023. A private family interment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Smile Train, a non-profit organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates, at www.smiletrain.org and/or Art for the Journey, an art organization that brings art experiences to veterans with PTSD/polytrauma, people with disabilities and/or who are socially isolated, at www.artforthejourney.org.