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Anita (Varela) Davis

March 6, 1966 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 56)

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Anita (Varela/Antonio) Davis of Riverside, formerly of Garden Grove, died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 16, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Sam Antonio. Anita was born on March 6, 1966. She was the middle daughter of Guadalupe Ramirez and Merced Varela. Anita was the sister of Mary Varela, George Varela, Virginia Rodriguez and Maricela Lee. She leaves behind her five beautiful children Josh, Amanda, Ambrosia, Arianna, and Alexander. She leaves behind her amazing husband Sam Antonio. Also, she will be dearly missed by her granddaughters Madelyn Gonzalez, Ariyah Nevaeh Gathers, and Delilah Varela. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews. Anita graduated from Huntington Beach High School and later attended Santa Ana Community College where she was Homecoming Queen. In 1995 Anita started working for the Clerk of the Board of Orange County in Santa Ana. She enjoyed every part of the job and was always dedicated to her work. She met many of her long-time friends during her time working for the County of Orange. She was fun loving, kind, loyal, considerate worker and friend. Sam and Anita married April 11, 2014. They shared eight wonderful years together. The moment she met Sam she fell in love with him. She knew that was the man she wanted to marry and spend the rest of her life with. Sharing heartfelt moments such as traveling together, camping trips, raising a family together, and loving each other through thick and thin. Even though she is gone she left him the greatest gift and that is her beautiful family. Anita was loved and cherished by her husband. Anita loved spending her time with family and friends especially at her home that she shared with her loving husband Sam. At their family home they loved hosting family celebrations and BBQ’s where all were welcomed with her kind, welcoming heart. She always made sure everyone was comfortable and had enough to eat. She made everyone feel like they were her family, even if you were not related. She loved crocheting, crafts with her cricut machine, watching movies, trying new foods, exploring (being adventurous), camping, traveling, watching her youngest son Alex dance, bonfires, making smores, beach time, sleeping by the ocean, road trips, gardening, cooking and baking. She was a great cook and passed those amazing traits onto her daughters. Anita was an extremely supportive mother and very proud of all her children. Whether it was Josh in baseball, Amanda in choir, Ambrosia in extracurricular activities, Arianna with soccer, cheer, softball, choir, and basketball. Alex with t-ball, All American boys choir, and dance. She was so supportive of all of her children in their activities and adventures. Anita loved being a mother and talked about her children all the time. They truly were her greatest accomplishment. She loved spending time with each of her five children and husband. She was always the happiest when she was around all of her family and friends. What her children and husband remember the most about her is her love and support. She always had a smile on her face, especially if she was talking about her children and husband. She worked hard for everything she earned and was always grateful. She appreciated even the smallest kind gesture. Just hanging out with the kids and her husband or watching a movie - being together was the thing she cherished most with her family. Viewing Hours at the Brown Colonial Mortuary, 204 W 17th Street, Santa Ana, on Wednesday, June 23rd from 5-8pm. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 727 N Minter Street, Santa Ana, on Friday, June 24th at 1:30 pm. Reception to follow. Family asks to wear white or light colors, no black as this is a celebration of Anita’s Life. Friends and family unable to attend in person may join a Livestream of the visiting hours service by connecting to the following link: ( funeral home will provide). In lieu of flowers, Donations in Anita’s name may be sent to: Sam Antonio 7018 Crest Avenue Riverside, CA

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Colonial Mortuary
204 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, California 92706

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Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
June 23, 2022

6:00 PM
Brown Colonial Mortuary
204 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, California 92706

Video is available for this event


Funeral Mass
Friday
June 24, 2022

1:30 PM
St. Joseph Church - Santa Ana
727 N. Minter St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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