SURFSIDE — Anita Loraine Townsend, 80, passed away April 3, 2020, in Tacoma from complications of memory loss.

She, and husband Lee of 59 years, lived in Surfside 24 years until they moved to the home of their daughter Suzi and husband Jeff Lewis in Federal Way in November 2019. Anita taught school for 31 years in four states and Germany, and also tutored students in reading on the Long Beach peninsula. Anita was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 15, 1939, to parents Ernest and Pauline Howell.

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