Anita Sugiura
(1932 - 0)

Anita Sugiura

August 27, 1932


This site is dedicated to Anita Sugiura. She was my mother and my friend.

She was born the second child to George and Marie Epperson in Tulare, California. Her only other sibling was her older brother, Loren.

While Loren was out hot rodding in his car, Anita was interested in art. She loved to draw and paint. She designed the tile Bulldog head that was in-laid in the floor of the old Turlock High School building at the front entrance.

When she was in high school she sat first chair French Horn in the band. She twirled baton. She played classical piano as well.

She married her high school sweetheart Clifford Sanders and they had one child together.

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Anita was the first person I met when I started work at Stanislaus State College in 1963 at the Fairgrounds in Turlock. Anita was a dear friend during those years I worked at SSC, before I moved away from Turlock.
She was also a gifted pianist.
I ran into her years later when she worked at Emanuel Hospital. I had no idea she was ill, and was truly saddened to hear she had passed away!
Vicki Estey
April 26th, 2017
Mom's favorite place in the world was Carmel, California. We'd go for a short vacation every once in awhile. Being a creature of habit, she always wanted to go eat at this one place in a small shopping area. Next door to the place was a glass blower's shop. I remember being so fascinated watching him blow his art forms and making creations.

Mom just loved the whole Carmel and Monterey area. We'd walk all around, going into each of the little shops. After shopping, we'd go on the 17 mile drive and visit the coast/ocean. She was happiest being at the ocean. On one visit she really splurged and bought an oil painting by Alex Dzigurski. Oh, how she loved that piece!

I can't think of Carmel without thinking of Mom. It's her place.
Janeen Sanders (Daughter)
April 27th, 2009
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Janeen Sanders
April 27th, 2009
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"Mom, I miss you so much I can't hardly stand it. The only source of comfort is that I know you are in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Until I see you there with him, all my hugs and kisses. Janeen"
Janeen Sanders
April 27th, 2009


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