Anita Padilla

May 3, 1924October 11, 2020

Anita Padilla, 96 years of age, passed on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Anita was born May 3, 1924 in La Liendre, New Mexico, preceded in death by parents, Josefita and Alelaido Gomez, siblings Maggie, Eddie, Aneda, Celia and Dora and survived by siblings Angel, Lydia and special niece Marilyn.

Anita has three sons, Rudy, John and Ralph, grandchildren, Ralphie, April, Robin, Michelle, Regina, Ruben and Pricilla, great grandchildren, Kyle, Justin, Jasmine, Juliana, and great-great grandchildren Janessa, Elias, and Shaylee, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Anita retired as a manicurist from Rusty’s Salon in Denver. She had a love for traveling, she visited many places including Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. She had several hobbies she enjoyed, which included, needle work, crafts, reading and exercising. She cherished her time with family and friends and attending church mass. She enjoyed volunteering at the hospital nursery, food bank and for the Catholic church.

Anita will be deeply missed by family, friends and others who knew her.


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Nancy Sitzman

October 19, 2020

One of a kind sweet woman. Easy to smile and easy to give comfort. A comfort when my mom passed. She is loved and will be missed.

Linda CdeBaca

October 18, 2020

My condolences to Rudy, John, Ralph and all who knew and loved this lady. RIP Anita. 🙏💐🌹

Robin Padilla

October 16, 2020

Grandma, I have so many fond memories of our time together. Remembering all the times when we would visit and you would be listening to Dion’s stories as you asked him about work and what he was up to , then you would always look at me and say “Robbie!!” you are working him to hard and you need to let him rest,” you probably never knew that secretly Dion would be doing this because he always knew you would say that and provide him your sympathy. I will always cherish all our family gatherings, and all the fun lunch dates we would have with April, these memories will last forever. Always in my heart love you Robin

sara Olmos

October 15, 2020

We love you we will miss you thank you for all the memories. 🙏🙏🙏😢😢❤️❤️ From all The. Trujillo. Family.

Sara Olmos

October 15, 2020

My Dearest aunt We are going to miss you we loved you from the moon and back we thank you for all the memories you left. You were always there for us when mom died thank you for always coming to eat with on Good Friday. Always listening to us you were always the next best person next to mom we love you forever we will miss you always thank you for staying in our lives 🙏🙏😢😢😢😢❤️❤️

leRoy Sedillos

October 15, 2020

I was the one who would always challenge you and you wouldn’t back down. So glad we had the opportunity to meet for lunches and break up my workday. Introducing you to Pho and you loved it.
You were an Amazing
Great-Grandmother to our son Kyle even our pup “Sam”.
Rest In Peace Grandma Anita.
Love, leRoy

Lorraine Lopez

October 14, 2020

I wish I had a picture to post, I guess I'll always have your memories. You were always all together with your hair, nails, and make-up all done and the acessories to go with it. You were always happy you would make me smile and laugh when you would be at my mom's visiting, talking about when you were young I am going to miss you so much Auntie and the conversations that we had
Sadly Going to be missed
Your niece Lorraine Lopez

Cheryl Sisco

October 14, 2020

I was a fellow mermaid with Anita Padilla at Berkeley Recreation Center. From the first day I met Anita, I was brought into her heart and was loved by her. I cherished our friendship and the ways she helped me get on track with family issues, work and just my own crazy thinking. She had a way of making me feel loved while pointing out my shortcomings. I welcomed that affection and grew to rely and even require it! At our last mermaid gathering, she was helping me with physical therapy for a bruised bone in my foot. She had a lifetime of experience and strength and gladly shared that to help another. I admired and loved Anita. I was and am proud to have known her and to call her friend and "mom". She will always be a major part of who I am and she will live forever in my heart. Thank you Anita.

Lucinda Nieto

October 14, 2020

There was a lot of love and good times with the Gomez sisters right up until the end. Rest in peace Aunt Annie!

John Padilla

October 14, 2020


I remember when you gave us money to get a haircut at the Barber College. We spent most of the money on gingerbread so we had to get a haircut from the new students. Not a good thing.... I remember you being so mad you took us back and had them shave off all our hair. Then you felt sorry for us and bought us hats that we wore until our hair grew back.

Love you Mom, going to miss you, John

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