Anna C. Belchee, a long time resident of Hermosa Beach, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008 in Torrance, CA. Anna was 88 years young. Anna was one of three children and was born in Pennsylvania. She was a retired business owner. Anna will be remembered for her charity work, spending time with her dog, shopping for the latest fashions, her Lebanese food, her love of 40's, 50's and 60's movies and her volunteer time n her community. Anna was a member of the Hermosa Beach Women's Club, the South Bay Republican Women's Club, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach. Notable was her recognition as Woman of the Year in Hermosa Beach by the Chamber of Commerce in 1986. In 2007 Anna sold the most raffle tickets in the history of the Pancake Breakfast (an accomplishment she was very proud of). She is survived by Sister, Rosemary Sharp of Buena Park, CA; Nephew Gary E. Sharp of Buena Park, CA; Great-Niece Keary Mason of San Diego, CA; Great-Niece Jody Sharp of Escondido, CA; and Great-Niece, Nicole Westlund of Stanton, CA. She was preceded in death by her Father, Ellis Coury; Mother, Natalie Coury; Sister, Genevieve Collins; and Husband, John (Jack) Belchee. Anna touched many lives and will be remembered and missed by so many. A Memorial Service to celebrate Anna's life will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sunday October 12, 2008 at 2pm.

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  1. Anna called our police department many times over the years. We helped as much as we could. There were a lot of friends and neighbors that came through for her. She is in a better place now.

  2. Anna was a true Republican. She was a true friend and such a lovely lady. Our South Bay Republican Ladies will really miss her and her work for the club.

  3. My heart is at a loss right now. I have just found out at this moment that our dear Anna has passed away. I did not know or hear any news of her passing. I had been her friend for 39 lucky years. We had celebrated many special times over the years and I had considered myself so lucky to have had her in my life. I felt that something was wrong when she had not answered my telephone messages and now that her phone number has been disconnected I know why. Rest peacefully my dear special friend. I will treasure you and our special bond always. I love you. Cheryl

  4. Dearest Family Members I am Janis Lively, a volunteer participating in an earth-wide work. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss, and would like to share with you the hope set out in the Bible for ones lost in death. As you probably know, death is due to Adamic sin, and our Father gave his only begotten son, our Savior Jesus Christ, so that we could live. Yes, we can look forward to seeing our loved ones resurrected to life, due to the Ransom. There are several instances in the Bible where Jesus and the prophets Elisha and Elijah resurrected persons, through empowerment by God€™s holy spirit. This was done on a small scale then, but the scriptures speaks of a day when €œall of those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.€œ John 5: 28, 29 This is a sure hope for our dead loved ones, and I too look forward to this grand event. Until then, heartfelt prayer to Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, can sustain us until we see them again in a resurrection to life. Please take care of yourselves, and again, pray incessantly to our heavenly Father. I sincerely hope that this spiritual gift is a source of encouragement to you. (Please use your Bible to read the cited scriptures.) With Love,

  5. What a woman, Anna was an extrodinary women. Such life and movie star style:) She was a women who always dressed for the occasion. She spoke only truths and once she accepted you as a friend, you knew you had made a friend for life. She loved coming into our restaurant and we loved spending time with her and listening to her stories. I feel so honored to have known her. She will be greatly missed by all.

  6. My wife and I met Anna about a year ago — we walk our dog every night, and go past her house. Occasionally, we’d see Anna having just returned from doing some evening grocery shopping, and we’d have an opportunity to help her bring in the food. She always greeted us warmly and it made us feel good that we were able to help, even in such a small way. We will miss seeing her.

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