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Sidney Anne Willson, 87, amateur athlete and horse trader
Sidney Anne Willson, 87, amateur athlete and horse trader

Sidney Anne Willson, a stellar multisport athlete who went on to help her son run a horse-breeding farm in Howard County, died in her sleep Tuesday of natural causes at Shady Grove Center in Rockville. She was 87. In addition to tennis, a sport in which she won tournaments all along the East Coast during the 1940s and 1950s, the former Sidney Adams played lacrosse and, after taking it up in middle age, excelled in golf. "I have never beaten her in golf my entire life," said her son, Art Willson, of Woodbine. Added her longtime friend, Chi Chi Brown, "She was the most competitive person I've ever known. She excelled at every sport she tried." Born in Baltimore...

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