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Joe R. "Shorty" Anzures

Joe R. "Shorty" Anzures passed away on Feb. 22. He was born on Aug. 27, 1926 in Williams, Ariz. He lived in Williams until he moved with his wife, Juanita to Cottonwood, Ariz. in 1983.

Joe was a special and unique human being. He was kind and compassionate, always extending a helping hand where needed. Everyday was a sunny day for him. He had a million dollar smile and a twinkle in his eye that captured your heart and filled your day with sunshine and laughter. He made a difference in other people's lives by acknowledging anyone that crossed his path.

He worked in the food industry all his life as a cook. He enjoyed his career and there was not a day that he did not have fun at work. He knew how to treat customers in a manner that made them feel they were the most important customer in the house. He was a hard working man and instilled that value in his children and those that he worked with. His desire to help anyone in need will forever be the most important part of his legacy left behind for family and friends alike.

Joe is survived by his wife of 49 years, Juanita, his three daughters, Virginia Anzures Rascon, Rita Anzures Williamson and Cindy Houghton McKinnis, three sons, Joe Anzures Jr., Cleveland Anzures and Benny Houghton, 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, two sisters, Delfina Anzures Hicks and Ida Wallace Andrews. He was preceded in death by his mother Prudencia Marquez Anzures, his father Cornelio Anzures, his daughter Mary Anzures Mitchell and his son James Cleve Houghton.

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, a reception will take place at the Hacienda Inn Banquet Room, 1330 U.S. Hwy 89A Cottonwood, Ariz., from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate Shorty's life.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Article comment by: Harriet Lockwood

I remember shorty and Juanita when they lived in Williams. He always told me when he wanted to talk to me he would go to the canyon club. He was a very tender person along with his wife. I hope that Juanita is doing okay. Harriet Means Lockwood

Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Article comment by: Matt Mendenhall

Shorty and Juanita both were outstanding people who made living in Williams a far more pleasant experience than it otherwise would have been. Shorty was exactly was this obituary says he was able to make you feel like you were special. RIP. You made my job at the Ramada Inn in the 70s something to look forward to. Both of you!

Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Article comment by: Joye Nelson-McNeil

RIP Shorty you can ride your Bike thru the Clouds. That's how I shall remember you and for you preparing good Food. R.I.P
Prayers for the Family

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