Anna Kristina Carreon, of Hawthorne, longtime resident of the South Bay area has died after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 59. A native of California, Anna was born in Inglewood in 1956, the daughter of Sheldon Case Rush, Jr. and Janice Nadine Gee Rush. She was the owner and operator of her own dry cleaning business, Larry's Fine Cleaning, for many years. Anna graduated from Leuzinger High School, attended El Camino Jr College and was a registered tax preparer who volunteered her skills preparing taxes for seniors through the AARP. Anna met her husband Marty in 1976 and they were married in 1981. They celebrated nearly 35 years of marriage. Anna had several passionate hobbies. She had a lifelong love for photography, especially capturing nature in its finest beauty. Recently, she posted many of her photos on Facebook & had one of her photos of a butterfly published in Grit magazine. Most of her recent fine photos were taken in her own backyard, or "nature studio" as she called it. She was also very talented at needlework, producing many wonderful items for her family and friends. Anna was preceded in death by her father Sheldon in 1969. She is survived by her husband Marty; her mother Janice; sisters Leslie Caulfield (Mike) and Susie Michal (Joe); brothers-in-law Joe Carreon (Patti), Rick Carreon (Teri), Jerry Carreon (Marie), and Thomas Carreon (Julee); many dear nieces & nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and her beloved cat, Cisco. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family in California, the Midwest, and online.

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  1. My Dearest Anna,
    I cannot find the words to express how wonderful my life has been with you in it. You have been there almost my entire life! We climbed trees together, rode bikes together, fell in love with the beach together, found cute boys together ;)….we grew up…came of age… together. There are pics of you at lots of my birthdays. You were one of my bridesmaids when I got married, and you honored us by accepting the title of Godmother to our oldest child. For decades now, we have shared our lives together. You have just Always been there.
    My Dearest Anna…my heart is breaking with the loss of you in my life. There is a very special part of my heart that is yours…always and forever. XOXO

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