Anne was the daughter of Robert Stiles and Leila Traweek Dickson of Lowndes County.
Anne was an aviator and amateur golfer at the University of Alabama when she met James, marrying him during his wartime service as an Army Air Corps trainer in Texas. The couple returned to Birmingham where he joined his father's Sunnyside Refining Company and she became an active collector of art and antiques.
Kidd founded the Beaux Arts Krewe in support of the Birmingham Museum of Art in 1967 and also created the Birmingham Belles program. She co-founded Green Door Health Foods in 1971 and opened The King's House Antiques in 1972, both in Mountain Brook Village. Kidd served on the boards of City Federal Savings and Loan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. She volunteered with the Rockridge Garden Club, the Ballet Guild, Junior League, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Colonial Dames. She also served as president of Women's Committee of 100.
- "Anne Kidd" obituary (October 19, 2013) The Birmingham News