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Obituary: Thomas Anderson 1948 - 2014

Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson, 65, longtime resident of Cornville passed away at the VA in Prescott on Wednesday, October 19, 2014 after a long illness. Tom was born on November 14, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA to William and Mary Lou (Trujillo) Anderson and is survived by his wife Elaine, brother Robert (Nancy) Anderson of Cottonwood, sister Andrea (Scott) Dominick, children Shane (Vicki) Anderson, Heather (Dan) Deffenbaugh, Kira (Nathan) Blaesing, four grandchildren, his Tio Eddie, Tias, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Tom loved music and could tell you the artist, label and year of any tune he heard on the radio. Tom served in the Army in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He was a volunteer at Verde Valley Medical Center and the Eucharist Minister at Immaculate Conception for years before his illness and his incredible faith guided his daily life. Tom's family is grateful to the staff at CLC One at the VA in Prescott for the daily care and love he received for two years and the caring hospice staff who saw him rest peacefully in the end. He would be grateful if you would consider supporting the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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