August 11, 1926 ~ January 11, 2021
Born in: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Resided in: Redondo Beach, California
Anna Jane Lescoe
Born: August 11, 1926
Passed: January 11, 2021
A “Celebration of Life” will not be held for Anna Jane at this time because of COVID-19. The family will be reaching out to everyone in July regarding fulfilling Anna Jane’s final wishes to have a Catholic Mass at St James in Redondo Beach for some time in August or September. Immediately following the mass at St James a reception will follow at Rice Mortuary Lighthouse just down the street from the church. We hope everyone will feel comfortable and safe by then.
Her parents were Florence Anna (Hanlon)Burkett and Robert Kelso Burkett and they resided in Pittsburgh, PA.
At age 15 Anna Jane was best friends with Rita Lescoe who both were into roller skating. This is how she met her future husband Richard John Lescoe (deceased). In her senior year of high school she traveled and lived in San Francisco with a school friend. In San Francisco she taught at the Fred Astaire dance studio.
Anna Jane and Dick Lescoe were married on June 4, 1949. She followed him to military bases where he trained and served. She had her first child, Donna, at the Mayo Clinic in MN, her second child, Linda, in SC, and Debbie (deceased) in OH. They finally settled in Torrance, CA while Dick trained at Queen of Angeles Hospital.
Anna Jane co-wrote a book, Be A Lottery Winner (Through Numerology) under an alias Jackie O’Hanlon. She took college classes with Omni lore to keep her mind active. She believed in the relationship of music and brain health. She did not take any prescription or over the counter drugs. She tried so hard to be healthy and be able to live independently. She lived by the ocean for the last 30 years of her life.
Anna Jane is the last of her generation in our family. She lived as long as she did because she was blessed with the care and love of some very exceptional individuals that have spots in heaven waiting for them. Thank you to everyone who loved and cared for my mother. We miss her greatly.