Leona Mary Anderson a mother to all passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 22, 2013. Born on June 20, 1926, in Hartford, Conn., to Paul and Olga Leavitt. A resident of Oxnard for the past twelve years she is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Joseph Anderson; and her four grandchildren, Vance, Rochelle, Faron and Damon. She helped her husband run their pharmacies in Riverside for over thirty years were she became the founding President of the Riverside County Pharmaceutical Auxiliary. Her greatest passions were her family, genealogy and lobster. She will be missed but never forgotten.
A wake and rosary vigil will be held at Funeraria del Angel Mortuary, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, Calif., on Tuesday, March 5, between 4 and 8 p.m. with the vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral services and the celebration of her life will be held the following day March 6, at St. Anthony's Church, 2511 S. C Street, Oxnard, Calif., at 10 a.m. followed by the internment at Santa Clara Cemetery.