Holguin, Anita a 63 year resident of Gardena, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2005 in Torrance. Born in El Paso, Texas, Anita was 84 when she died. Anita was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. She is survived by Son, Frank (Sandy) Holguin III of Torrance, CA., Son John Holguin of Gardena, CA., Daughter, Sandy (Everett) Little of Downey, CA., Son, Michael (Karen) Holguin of Bullhead City, AZ., Son Ray Holguin of Torrance, CA., Daughter, Jan Holguin. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McMillan & McCormick Gardena Chapel Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. with a rosary held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church at 7:00 P.M. Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at L.A. National Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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  1. Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am. Look to the sun, and by the clouds you will see Gods face and his warmth shielding and protecting you. May our Lord Jesus Christ look over all of you in this time of need. Love in Christ, Martha Zavala (aka Garcia)

  2. I remember when grandma made Melissa and I beach towel poncho’s. We thought we looked so cool in them. It is hard to believe that she is gone. I never thought that someone as spirited and fiesty as grandma would pass away. I guess I just expected her to always be their. It just like yesterday that I saw her run like a bat out of hell for the front house because the turtle was chasing her, trying to bite her toes.I did not know that she could run that fast. Her passing has left a whole in all are hearts that can never be filled. But the good times we have shared and the funny memories we have will help take away are pain. I am glad that she is in a better place without any pain or sickness, and that their was loved one’s waiting on the other side for her. So she will not be alone. You will be missed grandma, I love you. But I will not say good bye. Because we will all see you again , some day. So I will say that,I will be seeing you ,grandma.

  3. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. by crowfoot,black foot. So even if she is not with us in body she will alway be with us in spirit. Tanya

  4. There is nothing that i can say here, now (after she is gone) that i didn’t already say to her myself, she would tell me that “life was to short.” I love her so much, and she was so special to me and always will be. She was able to spend time with my precious baby boy, (which she used to tell me she just wanted to live long enough to see me graduate highschool.) She always knew how to make everything all better, i wish i could hear her call me mijita. I remeber how she would lay on the floor next to my crib and hold my hand through the slats of the crib all night just cause i was scared, and asked her to. I told Tori, ” i just want to crawl up next to her right now and hold her hand so she won’t be alone, It just didn’t seem fair that after all the nights that she would lay there on the floor, with her arm going numb that she was now by herself. (in body) She was always there for me no matter what. She will always be with me, and i will always love her. “First and last” grandma, “First and last” love mimi and baby joey

  5. My memory of Grandma is when I was little she would take me and my brother Jimmy to church,then to the movies and out to eat on Sunday with Aunt Jan and Uncle Johnny. She was the best Grandma anyone could have.I loved it when Melissa and I would have a sleep over with Aunt Jan and Grandma,we would watch movies and pig out on junk food it was so much fun. Grandma’s most painful experiance was not dialysis it was losing my mom and brother. Now I’m happy because Grandma is now taking care of them. Everyone thinks Grandma had favorites but in all she loved each and everyone of us and that’s all that matters. I love you Grandma and I will miss you. I thank God that you got to see and spend time with my daughter Keely and you got to meet Joe. He knew from the time he met you. You where,are and always will be a wonderful woman. WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA, WE WILL ALL MISS YOU NICOLE,KEELY AND JOE

  6. Just beacuse I don’t really know what to put, I’m just going to put what I feel, & what I know everyone else feels. Grandma, you were always there for me (actually any of us) when we needed you, we all love you very very much! And we all will miss you, but we know that one day, we will all be together again. We all love you and miss you very very much, and we WILL see you again! Love you a lot, Madison

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