Anita Lee Legaspi, 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Snohomish, Washington on April 10, 2023. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to many.
Anita was born on January 8, 1952, in Kirkland, Washington and was the youngest of her family. She grew up in Seattle, graduated from Lincoln High School, and later attended Seattle Central Community College. She had two older sisters, Joy and Donna, and later in life, found she had a half-sister, Marlene.
Anita was incredibly talented and enjoyed many hobbies. She could commonly be found sewing, cross-stitching, crafting, and in more recent years, knitting. She designed and crafted many unique creations, including clothes for her children and grandchildren. Some of these items included beautiful scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters, and shawls. Many were gifted to family and friends, and some earned awards at the Evergreen State Fair. She always had a project started. Even now, her knitting basket sits with a partially finished baby blanket for a future great-grandchild.
Anita loved the outdoors and animals all around. Known as the Animal Whisperer, Anita drew each animal to her with her sweet spirit and patience. She had a wondrous variety of parakeets, canaries and cockatiels her whole life. “Sugar” is a 25-year-old cockatiel that still resides at her home in Snohomish. Sugar is selective about who she liked but loved Anita the most.
Along with her love of Washington and her pets, Anita had a special place in her heart for Hawaii. She spoke often of the memorable trips she had taken with family and friends over the years to the different islands. She loved to go sightseeing, float peacefully within the waves, and most of all snorkeling with the turtles, fish and other breath-taking creatures bordering the coast of Hawaii.
Anita leaves behind her beloved husband Ray, Sister Marlene (Dale), her children Tracy (Mark), Seann (Heidi), Christian (Pax), grandchildren Grace (Evan), Anna, Josie, Jaden, Acacia, and
Anita enjoyed working hard, playing and just being. She was quiet, yet thoughtful, and was known for surprising her loved ones with heart-felt gifts. Her faith in Jesus assures us that we will see her again. We take comfort in knowing she is at peace, whole again, and free of pain.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Snohomish Community Church on May 20, 2023, at 1:00 pm.
Katrina Willis saysMay 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm
I just wanted to share this here in case your family might be interested in such a thing:
“Loose Ends was founded this past summer by Falmouth resident Masey Kaplan and her longtime friend and fellow knitter Jen Simonic of Seattle after they were both asked to finish projects by friends who had lost loved ones.”