Anita Jane Yoder

October 16, 2012

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Anita Yoder

Anita Jane Yoder, 69, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Anita had been fighting pancreatic cancer and had lived for more than 18 months from her original diagnosis. She was staying at the Providence Marianwood nursing home at the time of her passing; she passed quietly in her sleep with friends and family in attendance.

Anita was strongly supported by many friends (Team Yoder) during her illness and they made many contributions to her well-being and comfort during her illness. Anita depended on them greatly and was very grateful for their support.

Anita was born Feb. 1, 1943, in Elkhart, Ind., to LaMar and Lucille Yoder.

She is survived by her brothers Tom and Dave, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews.

Anita was in the Peace Corps in the Philippians during the late 1960s and had many stories and friends from that experience. Anita was a teacher for 36 years, with 32 of those years with the Seattle Public Schools. Her specialty was science and outdoor education, and she wrote integrated curriculum and simulations.

Anita’s real love was the Pacific Northwest, where she could enjoy her love of hiking in the mountains and forests looking for mushrooms, wildflowers, birds, and being on the water kayaking or looking for marine life. She had many people who visited her over the time she lived in the area, and it was one of her greatest joys to show people new to the Seattle area the many wonders of the area.

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