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Anita Marie Forster
Anita Marie Forster

September 16, 1937 - January 3, 2019
Born in CA
Resided in San Juan Capistrano, CA


Anita Marie Errecarte Arce Forster, a lifelong resident of San Juan
Capistrano with deep historical family roots, was born on September 16,
1937 and was reunited with her beloved husband Mickey in heaven on
January 3, 2019. She lived 81 wonderful years touching everyone she
Anita was the second of Floyd Arce’s and Julia Errecarte’s three
daughters. She grew up in a love filled little house up the hill on San Juan
Capistrano’s historical Don Juan Avenue. She attended K-8 th grade at the
Old Mission Grade School and high school at the old Capistrano Union
High School before earning an AA degree at Orange Coast College
between her shifts at her family’s business, Floyd’s Drive-In. After college,
she worked in the administration department of San Diego Gas & Electric
in San Clemente before retiring to become the best full-time mom a family
could ever want.
Growing up, Anita had a built-in connection to the local Forster Family.
Her aunt had married a Forster before she was born, and the house she
grew up in was just a few doors down from the Forster house at the top of
Don Juan Avenue. The families enjoyed many get-togethers over the
years before and after she was born. Little did she know that after
meeting and growing up with her childhood best friend Mickey Forster,
they would become husband and wife, create a wonderful family and
enjoy a special bond of lifetime love and support. They were married in
1956 in the Old Mission St. Serra Chapel and their union grew deep and
strong caring for each other while raising a family of 2 boys and 2 girls.
When the children were a little older, the family would always look forward
to the adventure of traveling to new places with the Californian Camper
Club every month. Anita and Mickey loved their family dearly and
succeeded in making it a priority to ensure everyone was taken care of. It
was clear to all those who knew her, Anita deeply cherished her marriage,
family and friends.

Anita was a fierce LA Lakers fan with unwavering support for her team
even though the last few years were tough. Anita also really loved to be
around people. She was a very good card player who once won a Las
Vegas Black Jack tournament proudly proclaiming victory over “all those
men” at the final table. She also loved playing poker, sometimes playing
late into the night and early morning with her weekly gang of local card
lovers that would sometimes include her childhood friend, an Orange
County Sherriff - after all, what better protection of the game than having
law enforcement at the table. And God help you if she ever caught you
cheating at cards - think old west gun fights at saloon poker tables over
the lack of integrity!
Anita was one of the special “old-timers” in San Juan Capistrano with
deep family roots and history in the town she spent her entire life in. She
had a huge heart and kind soul. She was a throwback to a simpler time
with guiding principles of honesty, integrity and keeping your word. And
she definitely had no problem telling it like it is whether you liked it or not!
Anita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, best friend and
eternal soulmate Mickey Forster. She leaves behind many local old-time
San Juan Capistrano friends and family members that she adored, and
adored her, including her sons Michael Forster, Robert Forster and wife
Kathy and their children MacKenzie, Kaitlyn and RJ, daughters Roberta
Forster and partner Laura Dowdy and Michele Forster and her son
Wonderful, loving memories of Anita’s life and her eternal reunion with her
beloved Mickey, will be celebrated with a mass at The Old Mission San
Juan Capistrano’s St. Serra Chapel on January 18, 2019, at 10:00 am.
Anita will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Mickey at Ascension
Cemetery in El Toro.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to
Graceland Hospice Care at 360 W. Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805.



Memorial Service
Serra Chapel -Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA USA 92675
Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 AM
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