ForeverMissed
  

Anthony passed away on July 9, 2011 from cancer. He was surrounded by his family at Hospice of Spokane, he was 33 years young.  

A big thanks goes out to his Uncle Willy & family for being there for Anthony. The Comer family, most of them could not be there, they were in their hearts. Anth felt the Love, really appreciated the Kindness. Aunt Elaine gave him the gift of his Uncle Willy to be able to stay with him till he was met by his Dad (heaven door). Anthony also had to let Willy know he was going to see his brother, "Larry" before him, as he laughed proud of his words. Willy & John took him to see the fireworks on the 4th. What a special gift they gave him. No words can express the gratefulness! Memory of a barbecue he had for us, that cooked all day long. The pork chops were thick, cooked on a homemade grill, Greg put together. Anth was so happy & proud of himself.

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, skateboarding on gravel roads till he broke a wrist.

He was an only child till 3 years 11 months later, he became a proud big brother to Brian, John, and Courtney were in his life. Happy when he finally had a sister. He thought that a sister wouldn't want to play with his toys, lol. 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, look at Mt. Hood, know that his & some of 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,  grandparents Larry & Colleen Comer, grandparents Kim & Sharon Reeser, grandparents Louis Morrison, John & Vivian  Richards, Uncle's Brian, Lee Comer & Lee's son David, great grandmother and great grandfather Delephine and Glenn Lambeth, many more.

Anthony is survived by wife Marijuana, mother Katherine & husband Greg Whitner, brothers Brian & wife Hiromi, Johnathan, and sisters Courtney & Amanda. His beautiful children Stephanie & her daughter Irie (first granddaughter), Elexis, Dominic, step daughter Jada. Uncle Willy &  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 too many, always loved.


 
"I Miss You! Your Smile that lite the room.Your Laugh you could hear threw the house, giggle when you knew something that no one else knew or saw, just a little sneaky. You did some not to good things at times, before you passed away you asked for forgiveness. You prayed with me and gave it to God. Your Energy that I wish I could of bottled! Your Love had such a Big Heart! You Lived Life Everyday till You Said Goodbye!

 " You Are Truly Missed My Son!"
   

Posted by Kathi Whitner on July 10, 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!
Posted by Cristy Borja on July 5, 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
Posted by Kathi Whitner on June 29, 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!
Posted by Teena Coddington on October 9, 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.
Posted by Kathi Whitner on October 9, 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!
Posted by Kathi Whitner on October 9, 2012
Love you Baby! Miss You so Much!
Posted by Kathi Whitner on June 16, 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!
Posted by Kathi Whitner on December 31, 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!
Posted by Kathi Whitner on November 7, 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!
Posted by Teena Coddington on November 2, 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. :-)
Posted by Teena Coddington on November 2, 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.
Posted by Divina Wild on October 11, 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
Posted by Aaron Dennehy on October 11, 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
Posted by Marijana Vanegas on October 11, 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!!
Posted by Judi Barefoot on October 10, 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
Posted by Kathi Whitner on October 10, 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
Posted by Kathi Whitner on September 21, 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!
Posted by Marijana Vanegas on September 6, 2011
Your smile and love for life will be greatly missed!
Posted by Kathi Whitner on September 5, 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!
Posted by Christine Payne on September 2, 2011
Like foot prints in the sand, you left them in our hearts! You will be forever missed.

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Posted by Kathi Whitner on July 10, 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!
Posted by Cristy Borja on July 5, 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
Posted by Kathi Whitner on June 29, 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!
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Shared by Kathi Whitner on October 10, 2011

I woke up and felt pressure, after awhile the pain was worse, you were 2 weeks late so me & your dad got on a bus, felt like I peed, (my bag broke) got to Bea's house, called your grandma. Your dad didn't want to come, said he would meet me there later. She drove me to the hospital so fast, think she was worried I'd have you in her car...lol.  I went threw the ER and my sister had to leave, I was so alone but so happy you were coming, I couldn't wait to meet you! When my mom got to my room, I was crying and said I had to push, she called for the nurse who came in and said she didn't think so, I did (I was stubborn that way), I was pushing! My mom was asked if she wanted to stay, she said no, at that point I didn't care who was there! When you finally wanted out it was on "Right Now Basis"! You were my first baby, we did it together, no help from anyone else, thank god the Doctor was a good catch! You were beautifull and had a great set of lungs and was so perfect. I know you are here with me today and always, can't help but miss you!

I Will Always Love You, Now & Forever!