Christina Anita Anaya

Born: Wed., Sep. 9, 1970
Died: Tue., May 15, 2018


7:00 PM Sun., May 20, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., May 21, 2018
Location: San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church

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Christina Anita Anaya passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her home in Flagstaff, AZ, after a week of love, family, music and friends.  

Christina was born September 9, 1970, in Bremerhaven, Germany, with spina bifida. She was immediately flown to Landstuhl, Germany, for surgery.  Her parents, Frank and Lydia Anaya, soon realized how fragile yet tough she was as she underwent and survived many surgeries and countless doctor predictions that she would live a short life.

Christina was extremely involved in her mountain community. She was devoted to the Catholic Church, attending weekly adoration, organizing and leading Cursillos, and being a member of the Guadalupanas. She also loved to spend time at the Flagstaff Police Department, where she volunteered. She worked in the records department, helped organize National Night Out and other community events, and was assigned to the detective unit to go through pawn slips.  

Christina was a big sister through the Big Brother Big Sister program and then became involved with the Step Up mentoring program at the Coconino County juvenile hall. She was presented the Big of the Year award for Step Up in 2015 and numerous other awards for volunteering and raising money for the March of Dimes. One year she raised so much money for that organization that she was asked to appear in a commercial with Miller’s Outpost cowboys. She served as president for Nuestras Raices and was involved with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary

Christina is survived by her parents, Frank and Lydia Anaya; sisters Rebecca Portillo, Danielle Portillo Morales, and Debbora Otero Montaño; grandmother Lupe Anaya; three nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; and countless aunts, uncles, godchildren, and cousins.

She is predeceased by her godmother/aunt Rachelle Kraft, cousins Juvie Elena Ramirez-Alfaro and Fernando Armijo, aunt Jenny Quiroz-Wahl, nephew Anthony Otero, and grandmother Liboria Garcia Quiroz

A rosary will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 224 S. Kendrick St.  A funeral mass will be held Monday, May 21 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church, 1600 E. Route 66. The burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, and please join us for a reception at San Francisco parish center, 12:30 PM.  

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Susan cisneros (Modesto California)
   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
Sincere condolences for your loss, may your healing be filled with love and remembering what a good person Christina was. Take care and be well.

Ted Garland
   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
Christina you are the light of the world to me. You were a great inspiration, and I will miss you forever. You are in my prayers.
To the Anaya family, your loss is my loss too. Thank you for providing me with such a great gift and friendship. I will miss her dearly.

Thanks for being such a great friend to me I will miss you. I promise to keep in touch with your family.


Phyllis Levendusky
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Christina was a remarkable woman!! So admired what she did and how she did it!! Tough cookie and always with that smile! Will be missed --for her fortitude and her graciousness.

The Thomas Family
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
This is just a note to Lydia and Frank telling them how sorry we are to hear about the passing of Christina. She and our son, Ross Thomas, went through school together from kindergarten on. It was such a delight to see her on the streets of Flagstaff, or at the post office near where I work. She was always very kind and happy to see me too. Please accept our prayers and tears for her. She was one of a kind. Nancy Thomas

Michele Bonham
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
My prayers and love to your family. Christina was certainly an angel on this earth. I would see her around town occasionally and she would always smile. I knew her so many years ago as a young girl - but she seemed to remember who I was.
What an example to all ~
Truly a beautiful soul.

Susan Lytle
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Christina was a wonderful person; she was a delight to talk with--so full of happiness and joy. She will be missed by many.

Risa Dyer
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
I cannot mistake that face for another, with her beautiful and joyful smile spoken of in these condolences, though I'd only seen her a few times at Scissor Smiths salon. When I looked online to see if Lydia was still in business somewhere (so I could find you/her:), I found this, and want to add my heartfelt empathy for your loss, and my prayer that the Lord God will comfort and encourage your hearts as no other can, as you grieve your beloved daughter! Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

With love, Risa

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