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Elizabeth Johanna "Anna" Sartain-Velez


1950 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Elizabeth Johanna "Anna" Sartain-Velez Obituary
July 13, 1950 - December 17, 2016 Anna, age 66, was born on July 13, 1950, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and transitioned to be with our Lord on December 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Anna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to many during her life. She was the daughter to Lee Edgar Sartain, Jr., of Adger, Alabama and Elizabeth Joanne Hanley of Spokane, Washington, and sister to Jesse W. Sartain, Michael Sartain, Lee E. Sartain, III, Luke Sartain, Daniel Sartain and Michelle Sartain-Eucker. Anna leaves behind her husband of 44 years Ronald J. Velez and her children Christopher, Liz, James, RJ, Frank, Nani and Elizabeth, along with 28 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Anna was a strong woman of Christian faith who consistently put others' needs first and took many into her home over her life. She truly had the Spirit of Aloha and would accept all into her "Ohana"- Hawaiian for family. So how befitting that Anna was a geriatric nurse for 20 years and had a big heart for the elderly and the needy. Anna was a walking miracle, she fought and survived many cancers over the years with her strong Christian faith and will to live. Our beloved Anna went to be with our Lord on December 17th, 2016 and we celebrate God's victory over her life and her soul! An intimate family gathering will be held to honor her life and transition here in Los Angeles and, as per her wishes, our family will take her remains back to Hawaii for burial in the near future. Our precious Anna is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her!
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017
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