John Leslie Anderson, 71, formerly of Mesa, AZ, passed away on May 2, 2006, in Pueblo, CO. Survived by his wife, Loretta Anderson; children, Thomas Anderson, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Leslie (Corey) Hickman, of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Lois Herman, of Dunedin, FL; grandchildren, Ashley and Kimberly Braley, and Sydnie and Paiton Hickman. John is preceded in death by four brothers. John was born on December 21, 1934, to Carl and Gwendoline Anderson in Des Moines, IA. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1958 until his retirement on August 31, 1978. John was a member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona and a member of the Arizona New Heart Society. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium in Pueblo, CO. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, CO . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in care of Montgomery & Steward, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, 'Give the gift of life, be an organ donor'

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  1. Loretta,
    We love you and if there is anything you need don’t hesitate to ask or call us.
    John & Twla

  2. Loretta & family,
    John was such a special person with special talents that he shared with so many of us. It won’t be long and heaven will be totally renovated with many great gadgets to make God’s life easier. Take comfort in the fact that all who met him loved him and that he will be missed by all of us. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Joyce & Richard Schonhoff and family.
    Gilbert, Az.

  3. We always called you Uncle Jack, though we know you preferred Uncle John… Mom’s “little” brother, mathematical/mechanical genious. A walking miracle with your new heart and a jokester with your old heart in a little bag to drop in people’s laps. Always working on a project, all expertly done. And always there when any of us needed you. I suspect you wouldn’t like it if I cry, so I’ll send a nod and a toast and a heart filled with thanks for all you’ve done for me and my Julie. Much Love, Roxie
    Roxanne Harrington (Highlands Ranch, CO )

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