passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Ana Maria, known as Anita to family and friends, was the oldest daughter of the late Manuel and Elvira Anton. Ana was an accomplished seamstress whose children and faith came first. Ana married the late Henry J. Forner in 1947 and is the loving mother to eight children, all who graduated from St. Marks Elementary and St. Mary’s High School. Both Ana and Henry dedicated countless hours to St. Mark’s Catholic Church and School. Their children, all who survive her, are Victoria (James Chesnik), Jaime (Lupe), Veronica (David Gonzalez), Joseph, Leticia (Glenn Reathaford), Susana (Jim Shipka), Barbara (Frank Soqui) and Ana (Robert Holeman). Ana also leaves behind 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Ana was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers Alfredo and Rodolfo. Ana is survived by her brother Librado (Mercedes) and sister Bertha Banda. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Burial immediately following the Mass at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Humane Society in Mom’s name.
Vicki and family,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and wish you comfort and healing at the loss of your beloved mother, Ana Maria Anton Forner.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Vicky. May the God of comfort be with you and your loved ones at this time of bereavement.
Lynette and Gary Nichols
Dearest Veronica and Family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and brother.
Surely the heavens opened wide for such a good and beautiful soul.
Lana & Josh Runkle
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, Vicky. Prayers for peace, and some rest during this difficult time. Thinking of you,
Lana & Josh Runkle
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. My warmest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord comfort you and be with you.
Cheryl A. Williams
With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest condolences. There are no words to truly express your loss. My prayers and thoughts to you Vicky and all your family.
Vicky and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. May God give you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicky & family,
I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I am lifting you all up in prayer. May God bring you peace & comfort during this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy.
Vicky and family:
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace through this difficult time.
Vicky and family,
I’m so very sad to hear about your loss. May your memories of time spent with your mother bring you comfort in your grief.