Anita Marie McKenna


Anita Marie McKenna


Anita McKenna

Anita Marie McKenna was born on July 18th 1957 to John C. and Addie McKenna .  Angels came to take her to her new assignment on  August 11, 2012.

Anita spent the past 34 years working for the Bureau of Land Management and loved every minute of it.

She leaves behind many wonderful friends; her brothers and sisters and the nieces and nephews she adored,  Don McKenna (Iowa) nieces Morgan and Lauren; Tom McKenna (Billings) niece Kirsten; John McKenna, wife Becky (North Dakota) nephews Pat, Paul, Jarrett and Aaron; Kathy Bauer (Roberts) husband Lan, nephews Shad and Rory; Valeri Milburn (Billings), husband Regan, nephew and niece Zachary and Arielle.

Although she will leave a huge void in our lives we know she moves on to a place where she can fly with butterflies. We hope her new wings are lavender with sparkles.

The casket will be open at the church prior to services.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 16th at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  1. Don & Marty Kraske

    Anita was our neighbor 3 condos to the west. It was always a joy to see her take a walk with Angel, her cat, in a doll buggy. Marty walked with her a few times with Angel in the buggy. After Marty got to know Anita, often she would invite her in when Anita came to get her mail which was right outside our door. They became regular walking buddies. A few times they would let Don walk with them. They had a favorite pear tree they watched from blossom time to ripe fruit time. Once in a while they would bring a pear (miniature) home for me.

    Anita was very resolved in good habits…virtues… Besides regular walking, she never passed up her twice or thrice weekly swimming excursions and was very astute about her meals, always following doctor’s orders on low or no fat meals. But when she would venture out to have dinner with Marty she might fudge a little at Olive Garden, Applebees or Dave’s Barbecue. Don didn’t get to see Anita as often as Marty. On a few occasions Anita & I would play Scrabble either at her condo or ours. She had a couple other games she tried to entice me to play but they were new and I couldn’t figure them out. She beat me at Scrabble more times than I her, but it was always fun. I think she could have played Scrabble for breakfast.

    After she announced her bladder cancer, we prayed for her every day. You can bet God has welcomed her with open arms into His eternal peace and salvation.

    We definitely miss her. She was so responsive and easy to love. We’ll never forget her.

    Don & Marty Kraske

  2. I worked with Anita at the Bureau. She was the sweetest person. We had a lot of good times. I will always remember her sense of humor. She was excellent at her job and always went out of her way to be helpful. It is a very sad day for the Bureau but her smile will light the heavens.

  3. Victoria Roth-Davis

    I worked with Anita at BLM, MSO in the 80’s. I moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID in 1990 so I rarely had a chance to contact Anita in a work experience. But, when I did work in Billings, I would enjoy Anita so much. She would either be laughing or smiling and she was a good worker. You could always count on Anita..
    My sympathies go out to her family and I want them to know that Anita was a very special person.
    May God Bless.


  4. I am so saddened by Anita’s passing. It was an honor to be one of her physicians for 15+ years and I enjoyed her positivity, her smile and laugh, and our visits. I will miss her and I love thinking of her with lavendar wings with sparkles! My thoughts are with all of you. Heidi Duncan

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