Anna Jane

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.

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  1. candle 7Hi mama,
    You look great. I miss you so much but I know you were ready to go & everyone was coming for you. Debbie, dad, john, aunt rita, uncle george, fr. O’Byrne & your mother were all patiently waiting for you that morning. Let me reassure you that you had your favorite purple robe on. I love you mom & it was a pleasure to bring you home to your loving family & god. Rest in peace now.

  2. candle 2Dear Anna Jane,

    We will miss you for your singularity, your indomitable spirit, your sense of humor, and your laugh. You always had so many things you wanted to talk about and share with others. You perfected the art of “the corner,” and we know that right now, God is getting a full accounting of all the things you have been wanting to say to him. (It’s a certainty that the list is long, so please take it easy on him.) You can rest easy now, knowing that you leave behind the legacy of family and that you made a lasting impression on everyone who met you, however so brief.

    With love,

    Christopher, Clara, and Evelyn Lee

  3. Dear Anna Jane AKA mother at times. Your apartment is almost empty, and I’m realizing the finality of it all. I miss you and I love you and I watch Jeopardy last night . You have been a big part of my life ,and you made my life happy, joyful and we’ve had lots of laughs. I will miss you and I love love you, Jim

  4. candle 2My Aunt Anna Jane was fun, feisty and lived life to the fullest! She had a beautiful soul.

    She had many friends, one of which was my Mom. As teens, they use to attend dances at Roller Ring. My Mom danced better on her skates than on her feet until she met my Dad.

    Auntie, I appreciate the many good times we had together, always loving and inclusive and hope you are just entertaining in your next life!

    I love you and will miss you!
    Xo Georgene

  5. candle 7She was always sweet & nice to me on the few occasions I was able to visit her. I remember her always smiling and looking so pretty. I know her family will miss her.

  6. candle 2Dear Anna Jane,

    We will always remember your great sense of humor & your lovely singing! Although you will be greatly missed, you will fit right in with the other angels. The light of your smile will never be forgotten. With much love & gratitude for the pleasure of having known you. 🙏

  7. candle 5Nana
    It’s been almost a month since I last held your hand. I miss you so much. I miss my weekly dinners with you and just hanging out on your couch with you on the weekends. My heart breaks daily but I know your in a better place. I’m so honored to be your granddaughter and know I will take good care of mom. Please continue to look down on us and give us the strength we need as we grieve for you. Fly free like a butterfly. I love you Nana. 💜

  8. Hi Anna

    I enjoyed your company very much. I loved your laugh. I enjoyed talking about all sorts of things with you. You were so good at conversation! I enjoyed sharing with you an interest in what my friend Judge Zeke had to say about elections and such, and I was so pleased that you contacted him with your interests. I was so pleased to share with you, your interest in current events. You were a gracious host when I visited at the house on Engracia. I will miss knowing that you are right down Torrance Blvd at the beach, and I share this adjustment to loss with my friends, the Lescoe Family.

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