She was born 28 August, 1915, in Ogden, Utah, to Reuben Francis and Ada Evelyn Cottle. At a young age, her parents moved to Fish Haven, Idaho, where they operated a cafe for summer tourists. She went to elementary school in Fish Haven and then the family returned to Ogden, where she attended Ogden High School. She married Wayne Goddard Bachman of Ogden on 24 July, 1935.
Since Wayne worked for the Amalgamated Sugar Company, during their married life the couple lived and worked in Clarksburg, Calif., and Twin Falls and Rupert, Idaho. They were the parents of two children: Joseph Rexel Bachman, II, deceased, and Danel W. Bachman of Logan, Utah.
Anita was energetic and worked much of her long life. She and Wayne were active in the Twin Falls Elks Club and long-time members of the Rupert Country Club. She enjoyed golf and was an avid football and basketball fan. For many years the couple spent frequent weekends with their family in Sun Valley, Idaho, where they owned a small cabin. The family also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States on summer vacations.
Anita sold clothing for ready-to-wear shops in Twin Falls and Rupert, Idaho, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. She worked as a receptionist for the Minidoka County Newspaper in Rupert, Idaho. Following her husband's death in 1966, Anita lived and worked for a time in Sun Valley, Idaho. Subsequently, she managed apartment complexes in Omaha, Culver City, and Phoenix. After retirement, Anita resided in Ogden, Utah, and lived independently until her recent hospitalization. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and oldest son. She is survived by her son, Danel W. Bachman, Logan; three brothers, Lewis, Walnut Creek, Taylor, Boise, and Thomas Cottle, Portland; and by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Twin Falls, Idaho. Arrangements are by Nelson Funeral Home of Logan.