Anthony Richard Vanegas II
  • 33 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 11, 1977
  • Place of birth:
    Tarzana, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 9, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Spokane, Washington, United States
Anthony Lived Life One Day At A Time! He Enjoyed Living! May His Memory Live On Forever!


Anthony passed away on July 9, 2011 from cancer. He was surrounded by his family at  Hospice of Spokane, he was 33 years old.  A big thanks goes out to his Uncle Bill and his family for being there for Anthony and his family for putting themselves out for him. Anthony really appreciated the love. No words can express the gratefulness!

Anthony was born in the city of Tarzana, CA on October 11th, 1977. The first child of Katherine Ann and Anthony Richard Vanegas.

Anthony was very busy little boy, loved to run threw the house, jumping off furniture, learning to swim at the age of 3 always jumping in water wherever it was. He was an only child till 3 years 11 months later he became a big brother to Brian and for the next 3 years had no choice, John and Courtney were in his life. He was jealous and caring at the same time. Always trying to help or tell them what to do which he did well, sometimes to well. Moving to Oregon in 1986 all the things he loved as an adult were just a few hours away. He loved skateboarding, snowboarding, and skiing. He was passionate about skiing on Mt. Hood, his ashes were delivered and spread there as he had wished. When in Portland can look at Mt. Hood and know that he and his dads ashes are together on that mountain. Together always!

Anthony was preceded in death by his father Anthony Richard Vanegas, dad Lawrence Eugene Comer, grandfather & grandmother Larry and Colleen Comer, grandfather Kim Reeser, uncles Brian and Lee, cousin David, great grandmother and great grandfather Delephine and Glenn Lambeth, grandfather and grandmother Louis and Vivian (Richards) Morrison.

Anthony is survived by wife Marijuana, mother Katherine and step father Greg Whitner, grandmother Sharon Reeser, grandfather John Patrick Richards, brothers Brian wife Hiromi, Johnathan wife Jessica, and sister Courtney, step sisters Amanda, Jennifer and Stacey, their husbands Ian and Clint (whom never met his crazy self), his beautiful children Stephanie, Elixis, and Dominic, step daughter Jada, Uncle Bill wife Janelle, Aunts Elaine husband Ron, Laura husband Dan, Beatrice husband Hank, and Patricia husband Richard, Uncle John Richards Jr., Second Aunt Lillian Lambeth. Multiple cousins who many grew up with Anthony when he was a child. Lots of family that are not named because there just is to many, always loved.

"I Miss You! Your Smile that lite the room, Your Laugh you could hear threw the house, Your Energy that I wish I could of bottled! Your Love was with such a Big Heart! You Lived Life Everyday till You Said Goodbye!

 " You Are Truly Missed My Son!"

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Thank You!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 10th July 2014

"Tony yesterday came and went and you were on my mind all day! It was so hard to not cry on and off! Missing you is so hard, I want you back, here with us! I know I am glad you are no longer in pain, wish I had pushed you to find out what was going on, you made it so hard sometimes! I do know I was blessed to of had you in my life, good, bad, hard, easy times. You called me and I miss those times so much! I Love You!"

This tribute was added by Cristy Borja on 5th July 2014

"Your always on my mind brother, on my wall at home, and in my heart forever...I will always remember the good times we had and all the stubborn moments you gave me. Hope you and Phyllis bell are roaming fields/mountains for you both loved nature! I love you brother and one day we will meet again! <3"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 29th June 2014

"Like everyday I think about you and so miss you! I used to worry about you so much because of the things you were doing scared me. You grew up and still did things that scared me! I wasn't always proud, I knew you did what you wanted. All in all you had a good heart Tony, you loved your family and showed it whenever possible! I wish you were still here I would take the scared and be happy with it! I miss so much that, I wish I could get back so much, when it comes to you! We will have you gone in just a few days 3 yrs. It feels like yesterday! Some days are so hard! You would love where I live and would love the animals! They would love you too! I Love You and Wish You Here! Miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Teena Coddington on 9th October 2012

"I miss you so much my friend. I watch your family trying to keep on going with out you here. Your daughter is beautiful, but struggling and missing her dad. Your mom has the kindest heart no matter what she has had to deal with. We all miss you dearly. I still think about you everyday."

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 9th October 2012

"I so miss you Tony everyday is another day without you! I am so proud you gave so much, your pork chops will always be remembered. You are & always SPECIAL! Thank You! I will see you soon!"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 9th October 2012

"Love you Baby! Miss You so Much!"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 16th June 2012

"It has almost been a year! When I saw your brother John & your sister Corky last month I was so sad you were not with them, I know you would of been there if you were still on this earth! Your face was there from the moment they walked in the house, your smile was on their faces! I miss you so much! My heart is so sad, life is not the same! I Love You and my heart is so full of your love!"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 31st December 2011

"We are starting a new year tomorrow & I feel guilty because I am wanting a better yr then this one. I can't change a thing, missing you , mom, dad. I know it was gods will, I wish I could turn back time! I Love You and I know we will be together soon so I will start a New Year without you and be the best person I can be! I will help fight cancer when I can & help others with it!"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 7th November 2011

"I am sad today cause I will be leaving WA next week & am sad you are gone & I can't get a hug from you! I know you are around me all the time and with your death has shown me we have to live life today, maybe no tomorrow. I miss you so much everyday! I Love You! Hope you & your dad are happy looking down & we will see you soon!"

This tribute was added by Teena Coddington on 2nd November 2011

"I love you Tony and I miss you every day. Your passing has taught me never to take anything for granted, and to always let your loved ones know how you feel now because you may not get another chance to say how you feel. I think about your smile every day and i will never forget you. You always live in my memories and in my heart. I love you brother. :-)"

This tribute was added by Teena Coddington on 2nd November 2011

"I miss you every single day tony, but your memory has taught me not to take anything for granted because it can all be taken so soon and so suddenly. So cherish every moment you have with the people you love, and always let tem know that you love them because you never know if you'll get another chance to tell them just how you feel. I love you my dear friend, and im thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Divina Wild on 11th October 2011

"IF tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven to bring you homeagain. No farewell words were spoken.No time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew why,God known it,my heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow,miss u"

This tribute was added by Aaron Dennehy on 11th October 2011

"This isnt Anthony's best man from his wedding but his son. I only saw Anthony a few times but from what i do know hes a cool guy. He was into all the awsesome stuff i was into, he played halo reach and even had the collecters edition which i envy him for. Me and my dad love u man"

This tribute was added by Marijana Vanegas on 11th October 2011

"To my loving husband. I cant believe you are not here to celebrate your birthday. I am sure everyone you touched will celebrate it for you tomorrow. We miss you so much!!"

This tribute was added by Judi Barefoot on 10th October 2011

"You left memories for those who never met you Anthony... Your mother loved you very much and spoke of you often.~ Prayers for Peace and Comfort are given daily for your family"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 10th October 2011

"Happy Birthday!Can't believe it was 34 yrs ago when we met for the first time.My mom made it just before u came into this world and she made it to heaven to meet u when u left this world!God Bless You & Her!Miss You Both So Much!The place u were born is the same one she died!WoW"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 21st September 2011

"A month ago we let your ashes go with the wish you are in peace in the arms of Our Lord! Enjoying being with those we miss here on this earth. 7 yrs ago we celebrated your nieces B-Day, thought about you when she was riding her bike, like you, she is not afraid to be free!"

This tribute was added by Marijana Vanegas on 6th September 2011

"Your smile and love for life will be greatly missed!"

This tribute was added by Kathi Whitner on 5th September 2011

"Missing you so much today! I know you are at peace in the Hands of Our Lord, doesn't take away the tears or my sadness this moment!"

This tribute was added by Christine Payne on 2nd September 2011

"Like foot prints in the sand, you left them in our hearts!  You will be forever missed."

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