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LORETTA ANTISTA-TALSTRA

Antista-Talstra, Loretta, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home in Gold Beach, Oregon. She was 79. Lorey was a native Californian, born in Los Angeles, where she grew up on rural farmland. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School, Whittier High School and Fullerton State College, where she studied nursing. She was married to Bart Anthony Antista for 30 years, and they raised a daughter and two sons in North Orange County. Lorey had a huge group of friends and loving family, and was active at St. Juliana's Church, with her job in the Education Department at St. Jude's Hospital, and supporting her children's school, athletic and artistic pursuits. She loved to travel, read, craft, and try new restaurants with her dine out club. After Bart passed, she began a second chapter in her life, marrying Richard Talstra, and living joyfully on the Oregon coast for the past 18 years, surrounded by the nature and animals she loved. There she spent her time enjoying the ocean, her garden, and game nights with friends. Lorey is survived by her husband, Richard; her sister, Sylvia McGovern; her brother, Ernest Silves; her daughter, Joanee Apel; her sons, Mark and Greg Antista; daughter-in-law, Karen; son-in-law, Charlie; step-children, Roxanne, Sophie and Rob; and ten grandchildren. Lorey will be missed always, and present forever in the hearts of all who love her. There will be a viewing on Thursday, March 11, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with a Rosary beginning at 7:00pm, at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton, 902 N. Harbor Boulevard. A Funeral Celebration Mass will be held on Friday, March 12 at 10:00am, at St. Joseph's Church in Placentia, 717 N. Bradley Avenue, with burial following at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, 7845 Santiago Canyon Road. Flowers are appreciated, and may be sent to arrive at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary on Thursday between 8:30am and 3:30pm. Redwood Memorial Chapel Brookings, OR

Funeral Home

McAulay & Wallace Mortuary - Fullerton
902 N. Harbor Blvd.  Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-4721

Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 10, 2010
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