Anita J Conley

January 11, 1958May 25, 2014

Anita Joy Perez Conley, 56, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family, of injuries due to sudden cardiac death while at work. Anita was born January 11, 1958 to George P. and Leona M. Perez. She was the third born of eight children. She grew up a country girl and loved everything country. She attended schools in Iona and finished with graduating from Bonneville High School. Anita started work at the INL just after graduating high school. She worked for the INL for almost 39 years. She started as a laborer then went on to work as a tool crib attendant, buyer and at the time of her death, as a contract administrator. On August 25, 1984 Anita married Kenneth D. Conley which ended in divorce. Two lights of her life were born to this union, Tiffany and KaLoni. She was their biggest cheerleader. Tiffany and KaLoni swear they could hear their mom cheering them on, even when they were under water at swim competitions. Anita grew up riding horses and was a member of several local posse’s and was an advisor to the Rigby Junior Posse for several years. She played pool and bowled on a league for many years. If it was a competition, she was in it to win it. She just knew that rainbow kisses from her girls would always help her to win and would fill her pockets before every game or competition. She loved to dance and taught swing dance with her sister Patty. For many years, Anita donated her time at the Hispanic Youth Symposium in Sun Valley, Idaho. Anita enjoyed horse racing and together, with her family, would make the annual trek to Elko, Nevada to work the pari-mutuels at the Elko County Fair where she has made some very dear friends over the years. She enjoyed gardening and always shared her garden bounties with others. Anita liked camping and loved being a firebug. As soon as the camp was set, she was searching for a fire stick. Family meant everything to Anita. She was our caregiver, sister, nurse, aunt, friend and most of all mom. She would drop all to help anyone in need. She had the "gift of gab" and nobody was a stranger for long. Nobody will forget her big beautiful brown eyes and smile. Anita is survived by her two children, Tiffany Ann Conley and KaLoni Marie Conley, both of Idaho Falls; seven siblings, George (Kathy) Perez, Debbie Johnson, Patricia Perez, Angela Perez, Rachelle (Darrin) DePaolo, Michael (Kris) Perez all of Idaho Falls and Sheila (Randy) Vrooman of Mack, Colorado. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins along with the many friends that are near and dear to heart. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Leona; grandparents Cecil and Rosa Perez, Frederick and Anna Finck; and brother-in-law, Mark Johnson. A special thanks to the nurses and Dr. Phillips in the intensive care unit for their compassion, care, and understanding for Anita and our family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Watersprings Church (Calvary Chapel), 4250 South 25th East in Idaho Falls, with Pastor Rick Brown, officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the American Red Cross online at or the Cancer Relay for Life at



  • Viewing Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, May 31, 2014
  • Funeral Services Saturday, May 31, 2014


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Mike Oar

June 6, 2014

I was very sad to see your loss. I worked with and fought with Anita for 35 years, she was a true friend, coworker, helper and I will truly miss this lady.

Paula Kinnaman

June 3, 2014

I feel knowing your WONDERFUL family has been one of life's richest blessings! Tiffany and KaLoni, truly the lights of your Mom's life, I could tell Saturday that you are living in the beautiful image of her and all her Terrific Qualities, beginning with the never-ending smile and warmth. Her memories and presence will never fade from our minds!

Cathy (Olson-Johnson) Deveraux

June 2, 2014

To the Perez Family - I am so sorry to hear about Anita. Anita - You will be so greatly missed, you are such a sweet and special person. I will never forget all our horseback riding times together.

May 31, 2014

Patty and Angie, I am so sorry to hear about Anita. We are thinking about you and the entire Perez family. We were out of town at the time so could not make the services.

Mike and Jackie Brower

Brenda Hillman

May 31, 2014

May you rest in peace my dear sweet beautiful friend! I will miss our chats and your beautiful smile! Love you to the moon and back and may your family find peace and strength.
Love always Bret,Brenda (Gonzales) Hillman and Girls!

Larry & Debbie Russell

May 31, 2014

We will miss Anita so much.Her laughter and uplifting spirit always was such a joy !! she was so fun to be around and our conversations will always be a special memory of mine! Elko horse-races will never be the same.I have watched Tiffany and Kaloni grow up to be such beautiful and amazing youg women,thanks to their Mom's great upbringing and spirit for life !we want all of you to know that anything you need,,we will be there for you,,our love to all of you !!!

Gene Scott

May 31, 2014

Patty and Angie, I am sorry for your loss of your sister, Anita. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christian Utley

May 31, 2014

I knew Anita on a business relationship at first, but immediately I considered her a friend. She was always talking about her family especially her daughters and how proud she was of them. Her family stories about getting together at her moms for dinner and cooking a big meal reminded me of my wives family. I always wanted the two of them to meet, my wife passed away in October, I guess now they will meet in heaven. God Bless you.

Davey & Kathy Owens

May 31, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Tiffany, Kaloni, Patty, Rachelle, Debbie, Angie,Sheila and all the other members of Anita's lovely family. We have lost a treasure and truly beautiful spirit. God bless you all. Davey & Kathy Owens

Dave and Debbie Caldwell

May 31, 2014

What a beautiful lady! You will be missed everyday.