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Anna Maria Manzanares, 55, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 12, 2012, at her home. She was born April 23, 1957, in Denver, to Richard and Sadie (Mestas) Abeyta. She attended Denver West High School and graduated in 1975. She later married Jose Manzanares Feb. 11, 1978, in Denver.
Anna spent the majority of her life in Denver but lived in Brighton for the past eight years. She worked for the Keebler Company as a machine operator for 24 years and recently as a dental assistant for the last seven years.
She loved to crochet, especially baby items for her family. She enjoyed sewing; she made all the curtains in her home and she enjoyed baking from scratch. Anna loved folkloric dancing, and Elvis was her favorite musician. Most of all, Anna loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews who she loved as if they were her own. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and aunt and she will be greatly missed.
Anna is survived by her husband, Jose, of Brighton; parents, Richard and Sadie Abeyta, of Westminster; son, Jesus Manzanares, Jr., of Denver; sisters, Debra E. (Jesus) Manzanares and Francie Angel, both of Denver, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah.
All services were held at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.