Anna appointed to CADAT Board of Directors 2009
Anna Nelson
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: May 27, 1950
  • Date of passing: Jan 18, 2011
Don't cry because she is gone,smile because she lived.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our great friends and loved one, Anna Nelson who was born on May 27, 1950 and passed away on January 18, 2011. We will remember her always.

Please make memorial donations in Anna's name to:

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAAF)
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1730
Chicago, IL. 60611


The Dental Health Fund - City College of San Francisco
Dental Assistant Program - Attention: Tiffany Ren, CDA/RDA Director
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA. 94112.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Judy Bock on 20th January 2013

"I miss your laugh and smiling face and you always wanted to help You will never be forgotten  !!!"

This tribute was added by shari becker on 18th January 2013

"Never forgotten!  Still in our hearts and in our souls!  Your spirit lives on in your family and friends that continue to cherish your memory!"

This tribute was added by Jen Blake on 18th January 2013

"Anna - I still miss you.  I can't remember how many times when I am frustrated I think...what would Anna do.  Can't believe it has been two years.  You do live on......"

This tribute was added by Lois Parento on 31st May 2012

"Happy Birthday, Anna you are in our hearts!  Missing you for your birthday celebration!  Love you!"

This tribute was added by shari becker on 28th May 2012

"gone but not forgotten....happy birthday my friend!"

This tribute was added by Clara Chen on 4th February 2011

"Anna was a very wonderful instructor. She was very strict whenever it came to our dental assisting program. I am so blessed becoming one of her students. I had learned a lot of valuable knowledges about dental assisting from her. Even though she was gone, she will be missed. I wish she is peaceful in heaven now. I am very thankful for her teaching."

This tribute was added by Deb Reynon on 31st January 2011

"Although I have not known Anna Nelson for a very long time, I recognized how special this woman was.  Her dedication to her students, CADAT, peers, and fellow instructors shows her undeniable enthusiasm for the field she loved.  I humbly submit my sorrow in the loss of such a wonderful lady, and may her light of enthusiasm continue to shine in all of us."

This tribute was added by Cathy Roberts on 27th January 2011

"Anna loved dental assisting and being an educator.  She was a driving force in the ADAA and the ADAA Foundation.  Her passion and enthusiam was apparent in everything she did.  She never met a stranger and her love of her family and friends will live on.  She is with her beloved dad and mother watching over us all as we try to carry on.  We will miss you and think of you often, Anna."

This tribute was added by Diane Grondin on 26th January 2011

"Anna thank you for allowing me to use your home when I visited in San Francisco and inviting me into your family.  You now live among the fellowship of the saints.  You will be missed here on earth by all of us who love you.  "O God, accept our prayers on behalf of Anna and gran her an entrance into te land of light and joy ...""

This tribute was added by Sarah Gresko on 25th January 2011

"There are some people that pass though your life and you know right away you are blessed because of them having entered your life - Anna was one of those people -"

This tribute was added by Lois Parento on 25th January 2011

"Anna was always full of life.  She had kind words to share about others in her family, friends and school.  She was an inspiration to me and a mentor.  She was so excited to retire, but not to sit still.  She would help whenever needed!"

This tribute was added by Mary Kay Davis on 24th January 2011

"I am honored to have known Anna.  We only saw each other once or twice a year at CADAT and occasionally at other events.  I got to know her father and enjoyed many conversations and laughs with Anna. She will be missed by everyone who knew her."

This tribute was added by Jen Blake on 24th January 2011

"Anna Banana - what a blessing she was to me and my family.  She opened her home and shared her family with me and my family on many occasions.  Passion, energy, devotion...these are all words that come to mind when I think of her.  Through laughter and tears Anna lived each moment to the fullest.  Anna will be deeply missed and I feel honored to have called her my friend and peer."

This tribute was added by Doug McDonough on 24th January 2011

"Family is not always defined by blood. Often it is the ties that one fashions in life and how those ties are maintained. Anna will always be a part of my family and we   treasure the time we had with her.

Doug McDonough"

This tribute was added by Katherine Eitel on 24th January 2011

"As I worked with CADAT for the first time last year, Anna made a special point of making me feel welcome and important as a contributor.  She certainly impressed me with her passion, committment, and huge smile and sense of humor.  I know you will all miss her."

This tribute was added by Kevin Henry on 24th January 2011

"Anna was a wonderful person who made such a difference in the lives of so many dental assistants. She was such a valuable resource to me so many times when planning editorial for Dental Assisting Digest. I always looked forward to seeing her and chatting with at ADAA functions. I know she will be missed by so many people, including me ... but her legacy will live on."

This tribute was added by Judy Bock on 24th January 2011

"My first Board of Directors meeting as President of CADAT was January 8th.I was so lucky to sit with Anna and talk about our family,friends and the things we have been doing. We laughed and cried . I am so blessed to have known this woman with a great heart. She will be greatly missed"

This tribute was added by Linda Miles on 23rd January 2011

"God must have needed a good dental assistant and instructor in heaven...One who was not only caring and loving but one with a great sense of purpose along with a great sense of humor. Dentistry and Anna's family/friends lost a shining star this past week....I have a feeling she's in heaven organizing projects as she did here on earth.We will miss you Anna!"

This tribute was added by Hillary Reed on 23rd January 2011

"Anna's boisterous laughter will live on forever in our hearts!  She will be greatly missed.  Anna will always be remembered for her gracious generosity, candid honesty, and encouraging strength.  

Dental Assisting will miss you very much!"

This tribute was added by shari becker on 23rd January 2011

"Anna was a blessing to us all.  She contributed to so many people in so many ways. Anna was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew her and even those who knew of her!  Anna's light shone from the inside out. Her "light" was never off...never! From her smiles to her tears, her energy was undeniable.  Her memory will live on!"

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