MERRITT, ANITA V. August 11, 1913 to Nov. 2, 2012 Anita Vallen Merritt died peacefully on Nov. 2nd, 2012 in San Diego. She was 99 years old. Anita served as a WAVE in the USNR during WW II. During her life, she was active in politics, women's and community organizations. She was predeceased by her husband William. She is survived by her daughter Joan, son Robert, daughter-in-law Maria, and three grandsons.