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Earl Leroy Anson Jr. passed away too young, 67 years old on January 9th, 2023 at 9:18 a.m. of a cardiac arrest, with an aplastic anemia condition caused by medication that he did not want, by the VA. Earl was sent to Southern Hills Hospital, there he received compassionate & trustworthy lifesaving care daily. Jeannie, his oldest daughter was by his side every moment comforting him, making him feel comfortable even in his hardest times. Earl is not the type of person to trust easily. He always told people when they did a good job. “I humanized people”. Earl got to spend more time with his family because of the doctors & nurses saving his life multiple times, keeping him alive as long as possible. He was fighting to survive. Earl stated, “This illness is no fault of my own. It’s about survival ""Please be kind to me”. During this time his Native American Name given to him by his grandson Pogi Pinoy Anson & daughter Jeannie Anson “Young Warrior” (The Heart of a Buffalo) is his name & spirit. Earl's grandson Pogi helped him become a very spiritual man with his Shoshone Heritage, also helping his Ma Jeannie & Grandpa Earl mend, build a stronger & loving relationship. His battle waiting to receive medication for his illness was long & brutal. The day that he got his medication approved the doctors, nurses, family & Earl were so happy that he could finally start his treatment. We were all so happy for him. Earl Survived chemo but his lungs & heart did not. He wanted to keep on trying no matter what, as he stated to us, “this is my suffering before I get better”. Earl knew it was going to be hard on him, but he did it & he finished his chemo. He said beforehand he was one step closer to going home & being with his family. “I want to go home now!” is what he said all the time. “If anything happens, keep fighting for me!” He also told his sister Stella White if you can survive chemo I can too! Earl was a dry birth; he was dead when he was born; it was a miracle that the doctors brought him back to life. His mother was at home & didn’t know she was in labor for 2-3 days. The first born child April 21,1955 in Casper, Wyoming, baptized on May 08,1955 at St. Stephens Indian Mission Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Born to Shoshone Indian/French Mother Vivan Faye Clairmont & Irish Father Earl Leroy Anson Sr., he is the eldest of 7 siblings. Earl family moved 1960 to Las Vegas, Nevada. Earl Anson was raised to be ashamed of his Native American heritage Shoshone tribe. He spent a lot of his summers in Wyoming Wind River Indian Reservation with his grandmother, his favorite person in the world, Maud Lajeunesse Clairmont & Grandfather Harold J. Clairmont. As a young boy becoming a teenager, he loved being on the ranch grooming horses, working the motel, store, gas station, also 5 & dime working with his grandmother. His fondest moments growing up with his brothers, they would make movie reels & exploding things, Earl would protect his sisters when they were growing up. As a teenager, he went to Disneyland as often as he could with his high school friends. He also got to attend an epic Kiss concert, his favorite band & driving his dark green El Camino. His favorite shows are Superman, Batman, Lost in Space, all James Bond 007, Back to the future, Westerns & alien shows. His favorite TV show of all time is I Dream of Jeannie.
Earl Attended Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also suggested & helped create weight lifting classes for students, because he was bullied himself. Earl also worked at the Landmark Hotel; he got to serve Barbara Eden her coffee every time she came because he gave her privacy. When Earl graduated, he went to the service in 1974-1986. While in the service he said “he was a cook with a rifle that can kill” & laughed. Earl was a Petty Officer receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon W/1 Bronze Star, Second Good Conduct Award For Ending January 13,1984. He was most proud of being stationed in the Philippines to build a Catholic church with the other fellow Navy men for the country. Earl Anson really wanted to be a priest. While he was in the service, he studied all religions from all over the world on his own & collected Bibles all over the world. He rode his bicycle he had in high school to all the countries that he went to. He also got to see poverty all over the world. He often said no child or adult should ever starve, no one. It saddened him. Earl was a cook when he was on the USS Sterrett, also the USS Kitty Hawk. Earl was a cook at the original Aladdin, Excalibur, Aria & Hilton Hotel. He was very proud of his job. He was fast, efficient & always reliable. Earl donated 5% of his paycheck every month to AFAN & LGBTQ foundation from the 90's till he retired. Earl raised an entire family to the best of his ability, with all the challenges & didn’t ask for help from others. Earl even brought people from the Philippines to the United States to give them a better life. When you needed him, he was there for you. That was how he showed how much he loved you. Earl did not have an easy life, nothing came easy. He worked very hard for everything that he had. If you had a birthday, he always bought you a cake, ice cream, a card & a very practical gift that was also sometimes funny. Earl is survived by 2 wonderful daughters Jeannie Anson named from I dream of Jeannie. She promised to never leave his side & was always there for him since 1996 she is extraordinarily strong minded, Earl gave his 1st daughter the blessing to name his 2nd daughter July B Anson Earls words she is intelligent, loving, soft hearted ,& very proud of July, 2 Grandchildren (His Favorite is Pogi Pinoy Anson), Maganda Pinay A, Love’s Kenneth E. Ficklin like a son,closest siblings to his heart Stella Rosemarie White, Gordon Anson, & 4 others
No matter the obstacles, trials, & hurdles in health & ailment, Earl Leroy Anson Jr. has been faced with in his lifetime, he loved living, life, & those closest in his family. Earl fought towards life & it didn't halt his journey. Earl Leroy Anson Jr. is now an Angel of Gods watching over us, fighting for & guiding his family beyond this human realm. He is the Young Warrior in our hearts, minds, spirits & soul. His presence is large, his love lives on through his family & our spiritual Shoshone heritage.