Anna Maria Blanco Mesa
Anna Maria Blanco Mesa beloved wife, sister, and aunt died on August 27, 2018 at the age of seventy-three. Surrounded by her family’s love and with her niece at her side, she passed away at Sarah House, Santa Barbara, CA.
Anna was born in Ventura on May 17, 1945, Ca. to Dolores Sanchez Blanco and Juan Blanco who preceded her in death. The family lived on a ranch in Ventura before moving to Santa Barbara in 1947 where she attended Our Lady of Guadalupe school. Anna graduated from Bishop Garcia Diego High School in 1963.
Anna was married to Stan Mesa and was a dedicated step mother to Daniel Mesa.
Anna was a kind and gentle soul, who always saw the best in everyone. She was beautiful on the outside, and inside and always had a kind word to say about everyone. She was very close to her family and spending time with Anna was a joy. We have so many wonderful memories of her and we love sharing them with everyone, especially how she was late to every event, no matter how we tried to move her along, she never failed to be late! Because she touched many people with her warm and caring attitude, we were happy to have her show up whenever she wanted.
One of Anna’s greatest joys was traveling around the world with her dearest friend Cora. Now they are together again.
She worked for the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic and later for Urology Specialists of Santa Barbara for forty years, where she had many friends.
She is survived by her sister Hortensia Hernandez (José), brothers Juan Blanco (Judy), Joe (Carole), Larry, Tony (Connie), Sal (Nora), and Richard. She has many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 7, at 1pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1300 E. Valley Rd., S.B., 93108.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in her memory be sent to Sarah House, 2612 Modoc Rd. Santa Barbara, CA, 93105, (805) 563-9990.