Anita Jane Boatman, 72, of Ramona, CA, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 2:40am at Palomar Medical Center. She had battled a chronic illness for several years with pneumonia ending her struggle. Anita was born April 15, 1941, in Los Angeles County, daughter of Lawrence F. and Minnie Mae Chambers.
Anita is survived by her sons, John and Scott Boatman; granddaughter, Tannith Boatman; and sisters, Pat Geerts, Cheryl Williams and Barbara Hale.
Anita worked for Ramona Unified School District for 10 years and Cal-Fire for over 8 years and obtained a Class C and Hazardous Material License. She had a passion for people and a reputation of being everyone's favorite School Bus Driver.
Anita touched the lives and hearts of everyone she met. When she wasn't working, she loved spending time with her family, especially her sisters. She loved shopping and had a collector's eye for uniqueness. She had a real appreciation for beauty in the world around her.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 12-4pm at Collier Park in Ramona, followed by a Potluck Reception.