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William A. Anstine

November 10, 1941 - December 23, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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William “Shorty” A. Anstine


William was born on November 10, 1941 in Cortez, CO to Thelma and Arthur Anstine. He lived in Rico, CO until 1955 then he moved to Telluride, CO where he graduated high school in 1959.

After graduation, William joined the Navy and became a “UDT frogman” and was honorably discharged in 1963. William then married Jaxine Brooks in 1964.

Shorty started working in 1963 as a Mining Hoist Man in Telluride and Silverton. He worked as a Hoist Man for over 20 years. William also went to trade school for Gunsmithing, small engine repair and welding. William worked in small engine repair for Tru-Value until his retirement.

Shorty is survived by his wife Jaxine, children; Christal of Olathe, April of Montrose and Levi of Clifton. 8 Grandkids & 9 Great-Grandkids. 5 Siblings, Dee of South Dakota, Jerry of Montrose, Cathy of Rifle, Cheri of Aurora, Fillietta of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents Thelma & Arthur Anstine and siblings, Joyce, Pat, Jimmie and Gerald Dean.

No formal service is planned.

Crippin Funeral Home is Assisting the family with arrangements