Tony Lloyd Anderson, 51 passed from this earth and went to be with the Lord Friday, December 22,
2017, at his home in White Bird, Idaho, from complications of diabetes. The family is thankful
for and would like to extend appreciation to Dr. Jim Phillips and Beth Monsebroten, and all the other
staff of the Veterans Administration for the kindnesses and care they gave to Tony. The family
also appreciated the love and support from all the extended family and special friends of the Twin
Bridges and surrounding communities.
Tony was born in Lewiston on Feb. 2, 1966 to Joe and Carolyn Anderson. Tony graduated from
Salmon River High School in 1984. He married Tabara Cook shortly after graduation. Tony was
the father of four beautiful children, Ashley (Luke) Loder, of Rathdrum, Alyssa (Lee) Kizer of
Lewiston, Joseph (Sydnee) Anderson of Boise, and Xandie Anderson of Dickenson, ND. Ashley
and Luke are the proud parents of Tony’s three wonderful grandchildren, Coltan, Leighton, and
Malin. Besides his children, his parents, Joe and Carolyn, Tony is survived by his brother Larson
(Elaine) Anderson and their children, Ahni, Aiden and Adri of the Twin Bridges near White Bird.
He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tony joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from high school. Tony received his Surgical
Services Specialist Certification from the USAF School of Health Care Sciences. He also
received his certification from Northwest School of Prosthetics in Chicago, Illinois, majoring in
Tony worked in various hospitals assisting numerous doctors and surgeons in thousands of
surgeries for over 25 years. His knowledge of medical terminology and procedures was exceptional, and the compassion he had for the patients and their families was unprecedented.
Of the many talents Tony had, he will always be remembered for his ability to play the guitar and
for sharing, musical talents at high school talent shows, family reunions and numerous other
functions. He was a great cook, and many enjoyed his culinary expertise. He was a noted athlete in
football, basketball and track. Many of Tony’s team mates have expressed condolences for his passing.
Camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends were Tony’s favorite pass times. Extended
family friends, Willy Wingfield and Jack Baldwin were especially close to Tony the past several
weeks of his life. Camping and fishing trips will not be the same without our “Master” cook, story
teller, and the one who helped the little kids catch their first fish or bag their first deer.
Tony showed his love and kindness for numerous family pets. Tony missed his two Labradors
Retrievers, Elli and Zoey, when they died. He was looking forward to the time he could enjoy
another hunting companion.
A memorial service for Tony will be held this summer at the Christian Church in Grangeville at 11 :00 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, with the Rev. Harold Gott and Rev. Lloyd Pounds officiating. There will be no scheduled burial date at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com.