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Anita Louise (Salmina) McLaughlin


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Anita Louise (Salmina) McLaughlin Obituary
ANITA LOUISE (SALMINA) MCLAUGHLIN Anita Louise (Salmina) McLaughlin was born November 1, 1922 to James and Veronica Salmina in San Luis Obispo, California. Anita was raised on the family ranch in Los Osas Valley with her two sisters, Jean O'Reilly and May Voris. After graduating from San Luis Obispo High School, Anita worked in administration at California Polytechnic College. There she met and married Edward Charles McLaughlin. In San Luis Obispo, they started their family and began building their future dairy herd of Registered Holsteins. In 1952, Anita and Chuck purchased property in Durham, California to develop a grade A dairy. It was lots and lots of work, but Anita was well suited for the task, as she was blessed with physical stamina, clerical skills, and deep Faith. Anita really loved the dairy business. It was a great place to raise the children, make friends, and be around animals that she loved and enjoyed. The family would grow to seven children: Edward Charles (Debbie), Karen Louise LaSalle, Michael Randall, Janice Areias (James), Glenn Thomas (deceased), Cecilia Jean Silva (Dave) and Albert James. The dairy operation and raising seven children kept Anita very busy. 4-H and FFA activities became a big part of family life. Anita really enjoyed being involved as a local 4-H club leader and working with the youngsters for over 30 years. Anita was a supporter of the Silver Dollar Fair Junior Livestock Auction for 50 years. Anita and Chuck made the commitment to send their children to Notre Dame School in Chico. Anita even assisted in driving the Notre Dame School bus transporting the rural children. Anita could see the benefits of good Faith based education, and she supported traditional Catholic programs. Anita's Catholic faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of the local chapter of the Italian Catholic Federation, as well as the Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion of Mary. Anita had a special love for the traditional Tridentine (Latin) Mass, and the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary. Anita donated time assisting the work at the Jesus Center for many years. After the dairy operations ended in 1978, Anita continued assisting in the bookkeeping duties for the ranch and her son's firewood and orchard removal business. She was able to devote some personal time to taking language classes at Butte College, and enjoyed ballroom dancing and bowling. Anita passed to eternal life on August 24, 2016. At the time of her passing to eternal life, Anita is blessed to have seven children, thirteen grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of God and His Church, her work ethic, as well as her humility and compassion. Her services include visitation from 6-8pm on September 6th, 2016 at Brusie Funeral Home with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on September 7th , 2016 at St John the Baptist Church.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2016
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