Anita P. Wizov


1927 - 2018

(nee Ford) - born August 26, 1927 Olney Texas, passed away quietly September 7th, Marlton, NJ, age 91. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Sanford L. Wizov. She is survived by 4 daughters: Bonita and Thomas Bennett; Sheryl and Ed Wurster; Lyn and Michael Thomas; and Nanette; 6 grandchildren (Jordan, Emily, Katie, Andrew, Tim and Eleni); 6 great-grandchildren (Jane, Calvin, Brooks, Faye, Florence and Grace). Beloved oldest sister of five brothers and four sisters from Graham, Texas. Anita is survived by sister Barbara Ann Eason, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and many friends.

Anita was a devoted nurse and public servant. She proudly served as a 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force Flight Nurse and Courier from 1949 to 1955, Fairbanks, Alaska. For more than 20 years, she provided exceptional care and nursing advocacy to patients at Lakeland, Camden County Health Services facility, Blackwood, NJ, as well as Greenbrier Nursing Home, Woodbury, NJ. She was Camp Nurse and Nature Counselor from 1961 to 1971 at Sherwood Day Camp, Turnersville, NJ. Anita volunteered in 1972 with the American Red Cross during the Wilkes-Barre, PA Flood; in 1993 at Herzfeld Hospital on a Kibbutz in Gedora, Israel; with the New Jersey State Aquarium for 15 years; and with the Camden Children's Garden. She participated in the Westville Garden and Water Conservation programs. As a Charter Member of the Women's Memorial in Washington, DC, Anita searched for Women in the Military to be recognized for their service.

Anita was a maverick and an avid outdoors woman who enjoyed traveling the world, gardening, fishing, swimming, hot air ballooning, water and snow skiing. Education was a lifelong pursuit for Anita. She remained active in local education initiatives at Parkview School in Westville, NJ and Gateway Regional HS and always encouraged others to pursue higher education. Anita received multiple American Red Cross 25 gallon pins for donations to this great life-saving cause. Her final wish was to donate her remains to science, which she did through the National Disease Research Initiative (NDRI) at https://ndriresource.org/. In lieu of flowers, plant milkweed in her honor to encourage Monarch butterfly migration. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/ or the Camden Children's Garden at http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/.

Friends are invited to join her family in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 20th, for an Open House from Noon to 4 pm at the Bennett home -- 26 Spruce Ave. Westville, NJ - Please RSVP and contact nanowiz@gmail.com for more information.


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