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Anita Louise Jenks


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The Lord came and flew His most precious Angel home on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Anita Louise Jenks is now sitting at the side of her Heavenly Father and reuniting with her friends and family who have passed before her including the love of her life, Dan Jenks; and her precious granddaughter, Tabitha Erin Reyes.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Anita on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 10:00 AM.

Anita was born on March 20, 1942, to Roman and Lucinda Nunez in Picacho, New Mexico, where she was one of eleven children. She grew up to have a big family of her own. Anita spent her life dedicated to her children: Sandra and Sal Padilla, Karen and Michael Miller, Lucinda and Armando Reyes, Roman and Debi Jenks, James Jenks, and Rocky and Marsha Jenks, making sure they were always taken care of. Anita was then blessed with thirteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren, whom she adored, and they adored her in return.

Anita had a life full of love and brought joy to anyone who crossed her path. Her love, guidance, and tenacity have inspired many. Anita loved wholeheartedly and without judgment. She was always positive and saw the best in everyone. Anita was a strong woman who never let her pain stop her from being happy. Although we are saddened by the hole left in our hearts, we know that she is now dancing among the angels.

Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Anita’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

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Anita’s tribute was beautifully written in her memory by her family.


“She is gone”

You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You could remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what Mom would have wanted:
Smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.

— David Elder