Lonnie Brinton Anderson

October 26, 1961 - December 28, 2022
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Lonnie “Tom” Anderson was born October 26, 1961 to Isabell and Barry Anderson in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in Taos, New Mexico but lived in Marana, Arizona almost all of his life. He graduated Marana High School, Class of 1979.

After graduating, Lonnie served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, traveling overseas and serving with honor. Upon completion of service, he worked construction, laying down the foundation work for many structures still found in Tucson today. He leaves not only an imprint in our hearts, but an imprint in the city he called home. Always the hardworking man, he spent the next 30 + years laying the track in mines along the southwest and upper west coast.

Lonnie loved and enjoyed many things in life. First and foremost he loved his family. He loved his pets and took pride in his home. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, building things, gardening, spending time outdoors, joking around and coaching his kids sports. He owned a vast wealth of knowledge on these many hobbies and took pride imparting his knowledge. But his biggest joy in life was being “Tata Tom” to his grandchildren – Analysia, Ayden, Zayne, Charlize, Nomar, Noé, Severina, August, Maya and Maris.

Lonnie passed away in his home on December 28th, 2022 at the tender age of 61. He will be remembered most for his endless generosity, his story telling and his sense of humor. He was a one of a kind jokester, leaving everyone always wondering if he was serious or not. He will be sorely missed by all who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his father Barry and his brother Barry. He is survived by his mother Isabell, his sister Monica, his brother Richard, his wife Martha and his children Lonnie, Daniel and Michelle.

We will be holding a viewing and celebrating the life of our beloved “Tata Tom” January 3rd, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Marana Mortuary.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653


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Born: October 26, 1961
Died: December 28, 2022

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Daniel Jaramillo posted on 2/5/24

My condolences to Isabel, Richard and Monica and Family! I am really sorry to read this as I was in Marana looking for skeeter and according to this obituary he is no longer alive also! I am doing well and will miss Barry and Richard! Please call me! Richard or Monica please call me at 505 785 8306 please! Or send me a text message so I can call back! Please! let me tell you a story about Lonnie or as I knew him Tom there was a line at a certain height all around my mother‘s house, and she could not figure out what it was one day. Tom went to see me and my mother said he was that I was in my room so he walked down the hall, and my mom saw his stick his finger and rub his finger along the wall. Apparently he did this all over, or he walked in my mother’s house and she could never figure out where that brown line came from. It was from Lonnie. , or he walked in my mother house and she could never figure out where that brown line came from. It was from Lonnie running his finger along the wall as he walked to my room! I am really sorry to read about this! He will be missed but I feel the veil to the other side is very thin and he will be there to guide us all! May he rest in peace! Love you all! Daniel


Edward Gonzales posted on 2/9/23

Hi, this is Edward Gonzales. I was neighbors with Tom, Skeeter and Monica while we were in High School. This is truly sad news to read of Tom's passing. I remember Tom as always being in a jovial good mood. Always had a smile on his face. My condolences to all his family ?. (Acts 24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection...")


Michelle Anderson posted on 1/4/23

Forever in our hearts. We love you Dad. You will be greatly missed. I pray for your peace and that you are no longer suffering. May your presence shine down on us from Heaven.


Rudy J Hill posted on 12/30/22

Sorry to hear about your loss. Lonnie was a very good person and a good friend. He will be missed