Conaway, Anna C. CARLSBAD -- Anna Catherine Conaway entered into eternal peace on December 17th, 2013 at The Manse Assisted Living in Vista, CA. She is survived by her son, David Shaughnessy and his wife Judy; daughter, Brooke Merkle; and grandchildren, Peter Scheire, Stephen Merkle and Emily Merkle. Born in Somerville, MA. on Christmas Eve 1929, she moved to Carlsbad in 1968. She started her tax preparation business in 1970 and retired in 2010 with over one thousand clients. An avid reader who did the New York Times crossword puzzle every day, Anna had a library of nearly two thousand books, alphabetized by author. She had an extensive record collection of all the jazz greats and every album of her favorite -- Frank Sinatra. Known for her dazzling smile and her unmatched generosity of spirit, she will live on in the hearts of many. A memorial service will be held at Calavera Hills Community Park in Carlsbad at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st, 2014.