Her memory will live on in the lives she touched and the flowers she gave.
  • 82 years old
  • Born on June 11, 1932 .
  • Passed away on December 28, 2014 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anita Payne 82 years old , born on June 11, 1932 and passed away on December 28, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Becky Hughes on June 16, 2019
After all this time I still miss you so much, almost every day there is something that reminds of you. I loved you so much. Becky
Posted by Linda Clement on June 11, 2017
I miss you on this your birthday, just as I miss you every opportunity I have to spend time in my garden.
Posted by Regina Bevelacqua on June 11, 2015
I miss your visits to the Center. You and Sterling were always supportive of St. Mary's and the good work Mary Jo has accomplished at the Center. 
Keep us in your daily blessings from above! Happy B'day!

Sr. Regina M. Bevelacqua
Posted by Howard Payne on June 11, 2015
Remembering you on your birthday today. Wish you could have gone to the Biltmore with us a couple weeks ago. You would have loved the flowers and plants. Miss you.
Posted by Sandy Dryden on December 31, 2014
I met Anita in WW. We always sat together and discussed our families. She was very proud of everyone in her family. Talked about you all in such good ways! I moved to FL in 2010....but have always remembered her as such a sweet lady and would keep up with her on FB. Yes, no more pain for her.....I know she will be dearly missed.
Posted by Krys McNally on December 31, 2014
Although I only knew Anita for a little over a year we quickly became friends and good neighbors. Mike & I truly enjoyed her quick wit & laughter. I will miss seeing her in her yard exchanging garden talk and whatever else was the topic of the day. Rest in Peace Anita, we will always be thinking of you.
Krys McNally & Mike Black
Posted by Lisa Lewis on December 30, 2014
I will always remember your happy nature..you were always so good to me and Lesly...know that you are in a better place..and surrounded by all of our loved ones who have gone before you. .till we meet again..Love you..
Posted by Mary Jo Payne on December 30, 2014
When I think of Anita, I think of flowers and the vast knowledge she shared with all who were interested to learn more about gardens and the beauty of nature.                                             

Anita was also a proud member of the  Red Hat Group "Regina's Regal Ladies". I love her as an aunt and friend.   Mary Jo Payne
Posted by Regina Bevelacqua on December 30, 2014
Anita, Friend and member of Regina's "Regal Ladies:, Red Hatter Group will be missed. Her chosen name was Princess Floral Goddess. Mary Jo Payne and I will miss you and Sterling at all of our "celebrations" at St. Mary's Center. It was always a treat coming to your house listening to your vast knowledge of flowers that graced the yard and many birds that visited and stayed near your home. We never left without visiting inside your quaint warm home enjoying memories of the past, Ruby's old time songs, delicious treats and never did we leave without Sterling's many vegetables from his beautiful garden. Your last words to me "I'm ready for HIM to come" and left me with a smile of understanding and hope.
Rest in peace "Floral Goddess"
Fond memories,
Sr. Regina Bevelacqua "Queen Mum"
Posted by Candace Rivero on December 30, 2014
Altho we never met, I have admired your son Howard and his wife Linda for many years. As an RVer, I am often asked and freely share their site with RV Dreamers. Their ethics and caring for the RV community comes from a deep place. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to so many.
Posted by Gail Houle on December 29, 2014
I met Anita at the 2010 RV-Dreams rally where she took "extra" time to help tudor me in T-shirt braiding! I'll always remember how patient and sweet she was. RIP Anita. Your legacy should make you very, very proud!
Posted by Richard Waltman on December 29, 2014
Howard the poem says it all, she was all anyone could ask for a Mother I know she is proud of what you and Linda have achieved God bless you for what you have done for the Rv Dreams Family. Rich & Bonnie
Posted by Dianne Spalding on December 29, 2014
I passed your house 1,000 times and never dreamed of stopping until I saw your sign for “free” flowers. After that day, my life has never been the same. God put you in my life for a reason and I will always be grateful. You brought me and my family LOTS of joy and laughter. 

To have a friend with all your knowledge of flowers was truly amazing. Spending time and having fun with you is something that I will always treasure. I will remember all the good times that we had laughing while playing cards, going to yard sales and out to eat. My heart aches so much knowing that I don’t have you to talk to now. God gave me a great friend when he put you in my life. 

Thank you for being a part of Alex’s and Patrick’s lives. They both loved you dearly.

Benny will miss his “partner” and will always remember you when he hears a bell being rung. But remember that you will always be my BFF. I love you, Anita. I bet you are already planting flowers in Heaven!
Posted by Meredith Pokorny on December 29, 2014
Dearest Anita, I regret that I never had the pleasure of meeting you here on this earth, but I look forward to meeting you one day in heaven. You raised a fine son in Howard. I am honored to call him my friend. Please know that those you leave behind are dear to our hearts and close in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs.
Posted by Tracy Sanders on December 29, 2014
Howie and Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will always remember her as part of my family also. Praying for you and your families, knowing she is in a better place and with Aunt Joyce now.
Posted by Linda Clement on December 29, 2014
Mom, I pray you have found the peace that you searched for so desperately on this earth. I love you. I will never plant another flower without thinking of you.
Posted by Ginger Haman on December 29, 2014
It was my pleasure and blessing knowing you. Rest in peace and dwell in the house of our lord forever.
Posted by Kathy Rousseau on December 29, 2014
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered come with me.
With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away
although we loved you dearly we would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick & Kathy Rousseau
It's about time.
Posted by Sherry Boyd on December 29, 2014
I was honored to have met you and share in your happy nature. The son your raised so wonderfully has impacted my life in ways that have brought me some of the greatest joys of my life.  Thank you for all you did to bring up such a fine man.
Posted by Sherry Petty on December 29, 2014
I will truly miss you Anita and all the times we shared with Becky and Paul. I will miss seeing your smiling face at the events we usually shared with Becky and Paul. It will not be the same without you. My heart and prayers are with all the people whose lives she touched .
Posted by Denyse Walter on December 29, 2014
We enjoyed being with you at the rallies and visiting you in your home. We will miss your beautiful smile and wit. We know you're with God and no longer in pain.
Posted by Marcia Gettelfinger on December 29, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you as you go on without your Mother here.
Posted by Bill And Nancy Mills on December 29, 2014
We were fortunate to have met you, though briefly, at several RV-Dreams Rallies. Our fondest memory is of you playing Family Feud and being so happy to be part of the winning team!! 

We would like to thank you for raising such a wonderful son. We could see the pride in your eyes whenever you were near him. He has change so many lives for the better. Thank you, Anita.
Posted by Cynthia Hartwell on December 29, 2014
My Aunt Nita took care of me when I was about two years old until about the time I went to Kindergarten. We were both out in California at that time. This was before Howie was born. My dad would drop me off before work and come get me after work. She made me a barbie doll birthday cake once. A few years ago I said to her: "You got me through", and she leaned over and said, "no, you got me through." My dad was her little brother who just loved to tease her. He used to tell a story about finding her "love letters". He would have been about 14 or 15 and she would have been 16 or 17. He took these "love letters" up on top of the roof where workers were working on the roof and started reading them to everyone. Of course, she was embarrassed. How awful of him! (He also did mention that his dad warmed his behind for this.) I mentioned this to her a few weeks ago and she was still very irritated about this incident. So, they are together now as they are with the rest of the family. She told me she didn't want to bury another family member. She lived a long life and was loved by everyone. I miss her already. She did tell me in the last weeks that we will meet again. Cynthia Brown Hartwell
Posted by Arlene Sullivan on December 29, 2014
What an example you must have set, to bring up such an amazing man as Howard.. As an RVD family member, I thank you~
RIP Anita....................................................................................................   Those we love who pass away live on in us through our memories and our character

Posted by Brian Casteleyn on December 29, 2014
I'm sorry you lost your Mom, Howard. My condolences, Linda. God's speed be with you, both. She's in a better place. Thinking of you and praying for you. Howard, you've made us all in the RV community proud.
Posted by Pamela Tvrdy on December 29, 2014
You've earned your wings, now go and bask in the Glory of God.
Howard, take comfort in the fact that she will be there to greet you when the time comes.
May the Lord wrap his loving arms around your father, you and all the members of your family and provide comfort.
Rejoice! For she has inherited the Kingdom of God!
Posted by Howard Payne on December 28, 2014
I love you, Mom. My heart is broken, but I know you are in a better place without pain. I will do my best to always make you proud.

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