Anita Merle Gresham

10 September, 19414 May, 2022
Obituary of Anita Merle Gresham
Anita Gresham (née Daniel) died peacefully in Boca Raton, Florida on May 4, 2022 at the age of 80. Anita is survived by her daughter, Sarah Fusco, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; her grandsons, Justin and Sam Friedlander, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; and her brother, Robert Lee Daniel, of Alma, Kansas. Anita is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gresham (USAF, Retired), of Dumfries, Virginia; and her brother, Jack Daniel, of Texas. Anita Gresham was born on September 10, 1941, in Killeen, Texas, to Mary Ruth and CB Daniel. Anita served honorably in the US Army until she married her husband, Larry Gresham, at RAF Chicksands in Bedfordshire, England, in 1966. Several years later, Anita and Larry welcomed one child, daughter, Sarah, into their home. Anita’s daughter remembers her as a kind, loving, and determined woman who was a faithful Christian and a devoted wife and mother. Later in her life, Anita worked as an Administrative Assistant for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She retired from government service in 2008. Anita was a thoughtful, generous individual who loved classical music, reading, and gardening. She was passionate about nature and service to others – particularly caring for the needy and for children. Anita was an active and dedicated member of the Methodist church and taught children’s Sunday School for many years. Anita also actively contributed to the Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics programs in Woodbridge, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held in Greenville, Alabama at Bethel Methodist Church for close family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of The Atrium in Boca Raton, Florida and Trustbridge Hospice for their care and dedication. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gresham family.

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