November 2, 1915 ~ February 5, 2007
Arias, Anna Maria, a longtime resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Anna was 91 when she died. Anna was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena since 1939 and strong pillar of the community.
Along with her beloved husband she raised four children and established a well known landmark restaurant in the city of Gardena called "The Tijuana Inn".
She is survived by 4 children, 22 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Vincent Arias. Anna will be remembered for the love & devotion between her and her husband and for her unbelievable strength and courage as a wife, mother, friend and business woman.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at McMillan McCormick Mortuary on Friday February 16, 2007 from noon to 5pm. The Rosary will be at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena at 7pm, followed by a reception in the Lighthouse Room of McMillan McCormick Mortuary. The Service will be held on Saturday February 17, 2007 at noon at the Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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