Anita Hetland Manley
Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

September 29, 1956 ~ February 5, 2012

Anita Hetland Manley, age 55, was taken from us Sunday, February 5, 2012. Born in Seattle, Washington in 1956, her birth and her life filled the lives of her proud parents, Doris and Albert Hetland, with joy. Anita was preceded in death by her younger sister, Linda.
Anita lived in Vancouver, Washington with her husband Roch, and their three children; Drew, Rochelle, and Anders.
She volunteered in her children's sports activities, as a cub scout leader, and in many other family centered activities. She regularly volunteered her skills as a registered nurse and diabetes educator at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.
Her career as a nurse began at PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital in 1989. She worked as a diabetes educator there for many years guiding newly diagnosed clients in managing their type II diabetes. Donations can be made, in memory of Anita, to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 West 39th St., Vancouver, WA 98660-1959.
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Published by The Columbian on Feb. 9, 2012.
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Dear Manley Family,
Our prayers go out to all of you.We have such wonderful memories of your family with vacation trips and Boy Scouting involvement. We are so sad to hear of Anita's passing. She helped make your home so warm and welcoming. With warmest Love and Blessings, The Burgess Family
Phil & Darlene Burgess
March 9, 2012
My deepest sympathy to your family at this tremendous loss.

Janet Webb,
mother to Wryan Webb, USCGA 2012
March 2, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jim Swatosh
February 13, 2012
Anita was an resepected educator who provided her knowledge and support not only to her patients but also to her peers. She will missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Karen Lewis, RN,CDE, Vancouver
February 13, 2012
Roch and all, again I'm so very sorry for your loss of Anita, now she is truly an angel. Marcia, Jim and Joyce
marcia manley
February 13, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
Steve and Judy Merrell
February 12, 2012
I wish the whole Manley family peace and love in this time of loss. Hold your memories and your family near.
Gretchen Sass
February 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Erica Evans
February 11, 2012
My life was made better by knowing Anita.While it wasn't nearly long enough, she made everyone around her feel very special. Know the angels rejoiced the day she came home to heaven and gratefully now without pain..My thoughts are prayers are with all of you. Nancy Makela
nancy makela
February 11, 2012
My prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time.
Susan Brodie
February 11, 2012
Roch, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Holly (Hitter) Drury
February 11, 2012
Roch and family.....I so well remember a time when Anita, so patient and caring, drove Jenna all the way back from Longbeach because she didn't want to spend the rest of the weekend there ...who knew the reason......only for me to meet them in Longview, have lunch at Shari's.... then to have Jenna to say she wanted to go back to the beach with Anita!!! I will never forget how understanding and kind Anita was to both of us and how she made me feel her genuine concern was for my child. It speaks so strongly of who she truly was to me as a friend and mother who understood. I so admired her soft way and huge heart. I feel very blessed to have known her. Susi Pitt
February 11, 2012
Roch and Family,
Anita was a strong, positive woman who mentored so many people. Her wise advice helped us meet life's problems with a smile. We will always remember our den mother. Her bright spirit will live in our hearts. Terry, Anne & John Ogle
Anne McEnerny-Ogle
February 11, 2012
Anita was a wonderful woman who did so much for everyone she knew. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Her spirit will shine bright always.
You all are in our prayers.
Howard Brannon, Jackson & Connor Brannon
Elaine Golden
February 10, 2012
We were sad to hear of Anita's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless!
Greg and Ryan Galeski
greg galeski
February 10, 2012
We were heartbroken to hear the news. We are sorry for your loss and we want the family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Timothy and Rebecca
February 10, 2012
Roch, time passes and lives are lived,and events surprise the heck out of us. My thoughts are with you and the kids at this time. I can close my eyes and see in my memories the Anita that I know. Anna Yanchuck
Anna Yanchuck
February 10, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Anita's passing. She was a vibrant person and I am so thankful to have known her. She taught both my son and I how to use our insulin pumps.She always had a ready smile and words of encouragement. She will be sorely missed.
Debbie Broers
February 10, 2012
Sorry for your loss Roch.
Brent Young
February 10, 2012
Our hearts go out to you, Rochelle, and the boys. We hope you find some comfort with your family, and the prayers of friends that surround you.
Steven and Angel
February 10, 2012
I'm wishing you all my best Norwegian thoughts to you and your family
eric nielssen
February 10, 2012
Roch, I am so sorry for your families loss. Anita was my clinical instructor for diabetes education in 2010; she left a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed sharing stories with her about our son's who were in the USCG. She was a great nurse, teacher, mentor and woman. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers; I know you will miss her so.
bettina fitzgerald
February 9, 2012
My deepest sympathies for your loss. I'll be praying for you and your family.
~ Alexis Bond
February 9, 2012
Roch, so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you and you family. Ray Althaus
February 9, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Anita's passing. My prayers will be with you and your children. God Bless
Sondra Dudley
February 9, 2012
My deepest sympathies for the loss of Anita go out to you and the Hetland/Manley family. I always admired Anita, she was an inspiration to me every time we spoke. Her memory will live forever in my heart. Shonnie Samwel
February 9, 2012
I am trully sad at hearing about Anita's passing. Find comfort to know she is in the arms of the Lord.

Greg and June Miller
February 9, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. You and your family are in my heart and prayers!
Shanan Pickett
February 9, 2012
Our heart goes out to you in this tragic time. Such a loving wife and mother who will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vaughn and Barbara
February 9, 2012
My thoughts are prayers are with your family.
Casey Wyckoff
February 9, 2012
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