100 Years Old
Anna Waltz passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2019 while under the loving care of Hope Hospice and the staff at Rosewood Gardens in Livermore, CA. Anna’s passing came just thirteen days after celebrating her 100th birthday at Rosewood with family, friends and loved ones.
Anna was born April 2nd, 1919 in Akron, Ohio and was preceded in death by her loving husband, World War II Veteran & Navy Chief Petty Officer, William R. Waltz. They were married in Covington, KY and spent their first few years in Ohio before moving to several locations in the United States to fulfill William’s military obligations. Anna and William relocated to Fremont, CA in 1962 where they put down roots and raised a family.
Anna lived a rich full life. She spent her days caring for her children, tending to the home, and working as a retail department store sales clerk.
Needless to say, Anna was very active throughout her life. She was a familiar face at the 24 hour fitness gym in Fremont, and could always be seen using their weight machines and cardio equipment. Not surprising, Anna continued her work out regimen right up until the ripe old age of 84.
Anna always put a smile on people's faces and her sense of humor was contagious. She loved to laugh, especially before reaching the punch line while telling a joke. “I’m a tough old bird” is one of the funniest sayings Anna would always tell people when they discovered she was approaching her 100th birthday.
Anna was part of the “greatest generation.” Her family saw the grit and determination this woman embodied first-hand. She is survived by her son, Richard Waltz, his wife Esther Waltz, daughter Carli Moniz and son-in-law Edward Moniz. Anna will be interned at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on May 16, 2019 to be with her husband William Waltz.