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Anita Joyce Messer

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June 4, 1931 - October 21, 2015 Anita Joyce Messer, former resident of Diamond Bar passed away on October 21, 2015. She was 84. Raised in East Texas, she graduated The University of Texas Nursing Program in 1950 and went on to study cardiac and critical care nursing, a career at which she excelled and loved dearly. She married her sweetheart, the late Richard B. Messer on Thanksgiving Day 1953 and raised two daughters. In 1997, she became the doting and proud Nama to her only grandchild, Sam, the light in her life. She was a ribbon-winning quilter, accomplished seamstress, and a faithful servant of the Christian Church. She was predeceased by her husband Richard B. Messer, her son-in-law Edward Bednarski, her brother Charles Royce Shaw and her sister Willie Mae "Prunie" Wilson. She is survived by her daughters and their families; Cathlyn & Richard Acker and Elizabeth & grandson Sam Bednarski; her brother David Shaw; and her sisters Nell Bibb and Bonnie Moore. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice of New Jersey, Wayne 400 Broadacres Dr. 1st Floor, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (973) 893-0818, and to Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee PO Box 7519, Redlands, CA 92375 (909) 957-3982. Log onto www.sticklesolteszfuneralhome.com tribute wall to personally post your condolences, memories, photos, and videos.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2015
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