Anita Marie McGill
March 17, 1938 – September 17, 2020
Anita Marie McGill, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on September 17, 2020 with her children, Robert, Rhonda and Randall at her side. She was met by the Lord Jesus and reunited with the love of her life, her husband Bob, whom she had greatly missed since 1984.
Anita was born in Toledo, Oregon, March 17, 1938 to Louis and Elsie Sauer. She was the second born in a family of six children. Lou’s occupation moved the family to Portland her Junior Year of High School. Not long thereafter, she met Bob, who was a football star at Franklin High School. With her being the new girl on campus, the dance began. They were smitten with one another and married in 1957. Anita worked as a telephone operator for AT&T in Portland while Bob joined the Air Force. They moved to be near his base in Colville, Washington where their first-born, Robert Jr., was born.
After Bob completed his service in the Air Force, they moved to Salt Lake City where their second child, Rhonda, was born. Anita continued working as an operator, while Bob worked as a draftsman for his brother Paul at PM Engineering. Bob had an opportunity with the company to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, so the family moved there in the late 1960’s. After living in Bay Area for a short time, Randall was born, completing the family.
Anita and Bob began their real estate venture investing in multi- family housing, becoming very successful. Anita continued working as a telephone operator while Bob left his job as a draftsman, continuing in real estate.
They worked together diligently for years until Bob, suddenly and tragically, passed away. Anita with her children, continued on with the family business. After 30 years as a telephone operator, she retired from the telephone company. She loved Hawaii and after retiring from AT&T, Anita spent months at a time in Maui where Rhonda and her family live.
Anita and Bob had always wanted to move back to Portland, which she did in 1999.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, always thinking of others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and memories of her.
Anita is preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Elsie, and sisters Jeanne and Barbara. She is survived by her three children and spouses Robert and Julie McGill, Rhonda and Joseph Devane and Randall and Melanie McGill. She is also survived by her two sisters Patricia Frei and Linda Fraser, and brother Robert Sauer. Her cherished grandchildren are Kellene Monahan, Kristina Simpson, Karly McGill and Nathan McGill, Grace Devane, Jacob Devane and Zachary Devane, Claire McGill and Lauren McGill. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.
A private family service and burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home.
Anita Marie McGill
December 23, 2020
I had the fortunate experience of meeting Anita and she was a sharp, savvy, and smart lady. I have some great memories of chatting with her. She had a true love and devotion for her kids and grandkids. My deepest sympathy to all family members for their loss.
September 27, 2020
Rhonda Randy & Bobby
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mom Anita. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. She is an amazing person in a special family.
I'm thankful that I knew your mom and dad. I saw how much they loved all three of you. When Bob passed away, it left her to raise and provide for her family on her own. With Jesus by her side, he gave her strength when she needed to be strong. She was gentle and loving when mom's know best.
Anita is someone I respect and admire greatly. Through the years I've thought of her often. She helped me through some lonely times by remembering how she persevered thru hers. I'll never forget her infectious smile and larger than life personality. I love your mom, she will be greatly missed-Rico
September 22, 2020
Rhonda, My condolences to you and your family. Is never easy losing our mom no matter our age.
I am so glad for that trip to Argentina that brought us all together. Anita was so much fun and full of life. The tango hall, sightseeing in Uruguay and all the transalations going on.
Later at your baby showe r I got to see her again. She was a joyful person looking forward to life's next chapter.
I feel lucky to have met your mom. May the Angels surround her.
You are in my prayers!