Let the memory of Anita be with us forever.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anita Hickey . We will remember her forever.
Posted by Susan Shelton on May 25, 2019
Anita, You saved me! I know you you are uncomfortable with taking credit for a miracle. You held me to task in a loving and caring way and I obeyed. You enriched my life in so many ways; they continue to vibrate today and more than likely, the remainder of my earthly life. Not only did you provide care to me but you took it a higher level of genuinely caring, from your heart and soul. It was felt then and continues today. I know you are in our Lord’s presence celebrating an exceptional life. You are loved very much.
Posted by T P on March 5, 2019
Friends are a gift from GOD and Anita’s friendship is a wonderful gift that I continue treasure. Her friendship inspires me even now to continue to learn, grow in health, and help others. Her passing leaves me sad and I miss her, but am comforted to know I will see her again.
Posted by Vera Auge on March 4, 2019
Anita was and always will be my best friend. I trusted her with my life, my love and so much more. Anita was also close friend with my husband Brian. We both miss her dearly, but like her father in law said so well, she would not want us to grieve her loss, but celebrate her life. I lOVE you Anita, forever. Your friend, Vera 
Posted by Rhodel Dacanay on February 28, 2019
Wishing those left behind Comfort, love and light.
To paraphrase Schuller: We can count the number of seeds in an apple;but, no one can count the number of apples in a seed...
Anita planted seeds of compassion that will continue to bear fruit for eternity.
Thank you Anita for always being true to yourself and in that we were free to be true to ourselves.
Posted by Elizabeth Stewart on February 28, 2019
Dr. Hickey was a joy. She treated all of her patients and co-workers like family. I use to tell her she is our "Angel doctor". Her smile lit up the room bring reassurance and comfort to all. She would work long hours treating patients and putting their needs above her own. She brightened up the Pain clinic at NMCSD. Yes, she was amazing and will be missed dearly. I pray her family stays strong and the memories bring them joy forever. Hugs, from one of her nurses.
Posted by Nicki T on February 28, 2019
Anita was a mentor and friend through the years. She was a gentle spirit and shared herself lovingly. Stephen, may you know she is resting in peace now. My sincere condolences.
Posted by Cissy Tan on February 27, 2019
Anita was truly representative of all the higher traits we should strive to achieve... compassion, generosity, love, strength, fearlessness, and many other words to describe the ideal. She was the most generous person that I have known and she had an inner light that was unlike any other. She believed in the goodness of others and always led with the positive. I was stunned and devastated to hear of her passing just now. I thought of her just two days ago and wanted to reach out for her perspective as I knew it would be delightfully lovely and spiritual. She lived a truly amazing life. She was taken from us far too soon and I am sure she had amazing impact on so many others just as she had on me. She achieved so much while selflessly giving to so many. It was one of the greatest fortunes in my life to have known her. I will miss you always, Anita.
Posted by Julie Kaesberg on February 26, 2019
The warmth of Anita’s glow could be felt when walking into a room where she was present. She had the most beautiful, peaceful aura of anyone I’ve ever met. It was mystical. She projected a non-judgmental, loving kindness that made everyone from colleagues to patients feel comfortable even when exposing deep vulnerabilities.  She was a life mentor to me throughout anesthesia residency and a valued confidant when I needed her wisdom to help me though stressful times. Upon graduation, I gifted her with a “Yoda” doll which had a personalized placard to express my gratitude; she will always remain a true, spiritual Yoda.  Anita, your generosity and love has profoundly touched many of us and will live on, through us, with you as our angelic guide.
Posted by Carol Anne Chan on February 26, 2019
I met Anita in 2011 at Balboa Naval Medical Center. I am a nurse and She became my mentor on so many levels. She personally helped me through a very difficult emotional family crisis and physical health crisis in my life. I feel her being in my life was a God thing. Her gifts of healing were extraordinary. What I learned from Anita I cherish and share. Anita I am a better nurse, mother and much better human being from knowing you. You bring out the best in people. Forever in my heart ❤️. Till we meet again .
Posted by Alane Costanzo on February 25, 2019
Anita was the full package. She was beautiful, incredibly smart, a trusted friend and colleague, a dedicated physician, and a devoted wife and mother. Anita made time for everyone, and was always very generous.

She has left a legacy and will forever be remembered as a gem...a true “one of a kind”. I am honored to have known and have been inspired by the way Anita lived her life. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family, friends and patients.
Posted by Tara Sheridan on February 25, 2019
Anita was a friend, mentor and colleague for over a decade. She was someone whom I trusted implicitly, and she taught me so much over the years. She was one of the most knowledgeable, generous and kind hearted people I ever knew at Naval Medical Center San Diego. I will miss her always.
Posted by Maryam Navaie on February 25, 2019
It is very difficult to accept that Anita is no longer among us. Her sudden loss a few days ago is tragic and so premature. She had much more she wanted to do with her life. So many unrealized dreams. I will miss Anita's presence, kind heart, infectious laughter, and generosity of spirit. A beautiful person within.
Posted by Robert Hickey on February 25, 2019
I am so lucky that my son, Stephen, brought his beautiful Anita into my family. Her laughter, and her joy for life, were truly infectious, and she will be sorely missed. She will live forever in my heart and I will miss her dearly.
But, I will not mourn for her, as I know that she would not appreciate any sentiments that are not uplifting. May God bless you forever unto eternity.

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