Stephen W. Anderson

10 Comments

  1. jim nussbaum

    Steve was one of my very best friends over many years. In my role as his real estate broker, we had quite a few real estate transactions together, and he was always very loyal to me. I remember one time where he felt he needed to use another real estate broker, but told that Realtor that he needed to send me a referral fee. The most memorable transaction that I had with Steve was when I showed him the Richthofen Castle, and he decided to buy it. We went to the lobby of the old Cosmopolitan Hotel (since torn down) at the corner of approximately 18th and Broadway, and armed with my old Hermes portable typewriter and a blank contract, we sat in the lobby and I typed the contract! Great memories with a neat friend!

  2. Kevin Hawks

    Dad,
    Thank you for many memories and a lifetime of knowledge and skills, that will continue with me and my family. You are missed, and will stay in our thoughts throughout the years.
    We will be traveling to Michael’s as well as Sioux Narrows for some more experiences and memories to make, and remember your past.
    Thank you for everything, and we love you.
    Kevin, Tish, Carlisle and Holland

  3. Loren Becker

    So sorry to hear My Buddy passing away, I went on a 3 three trip to England, Italy and Moroccan with Steve and I and Steve raced greyhounds some time back also. so sorry I didn’t keep in touch with….RIP

  4. Kim & Frank sheremeta

    We will missed Steve a lot after knowing him since 1978. Will missed his daily calls to my Travel Agency.
    Kathy and family , please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy from us and our family.
    We will always remember Steve.

    Truly Kim & Frank

  5. mary jean nussbaum

    When we introduced Steve to our dear friend, Kath, twenty years ago, sparks flew and it was the beginning of a long shared love. After eighteen years of marriage, they’ve had to say goodbye to each other. Steve was quite the gentleman and will be missed by many. Blessings to all of Steve’s family during this time of sorrow.

  6. Ron and Joni Hueftle

    Dear Kathy and family: We send our love and condolences to you all. We have many happy memories with Steve and Kathy over the years. My 93 year old mother very much adored Steve. Love Joni and Ron

  7. Coleen Rowe

    Steve was a very complex man. Some knew him to be an onery cuss one day, and a dear sincere friend the next. Yes, his crazy stories defied sanity, and so very intereting! He was a character and truly did live life to the fullest.

    His best times were with Kathy, traveling, fishing, even shopping, always being so proud of her.

    Knowing him, this next transition will be an adventure as well!

    Blessings to Kathy and to all their family members.

  8. Leo Mendoza

    My sincere condolences to Kathy and the Anderson family, I will miss my good friend. Truly a fellow who marched to the beat of his own drum, sometimes a scoundrel and other times the kindest most generous man whom I called my friend. Rest in peace Stevie!

  9. Patricia Gugliuzza

    I have known Steve for 20 years and have many fond memories. He was a very generous, giving, funny, caring man. He was always willing to lend an ear when I had a problem and try to come up with a solution…most things I never would have considered, but they helped. I loved to listen to his stories and he always made me laugh. One favorite line, before a joke…”Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one…I’ll tell it better.” Steve will be missed by many…he will be missed by me. My condolences to all his family. Treasure the memories.

  10. Patty Brittingham

    Dear Kathy,
    Thinking of you, and sending loving thoughts and prayers, as I remember Steve and the good times we all had together.
    Wishing you peace and my best always.
    Sincerely, Patty

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Life Stories

Stephen W. Anderson

In Loving Memory

Passed Away:
March 5, 2016

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With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry Mr. Anderson has been responsible for forming 5 companies in the field.
Anderson Energy Corporation is a privately held, independent oil and gas company based in Denver, Colorado. It’s primary operating areas are located in Crockett and Sutton Counties, Texas.
The company’s primary business, with an emphasis on natural gas, is to purchase existing reserves in the form of operated, non operated, royalty and overriding royalties.
Mr. Anderson has been sole owner of both Anderson Energy Corporation (formed in 1988) and Stephen W. Anderson Energy (formed in 1981) since their inception. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson co-founded, directed and operated a group of privately owned companies engaged in oil and gas exploration, development, production, transportation, and related activities. The three primary companies were: Anderson Resources Corporation, the parent company, formed in 1973; Anderson Petroleum, Inc., and operating subsidiary of Anderson Resources, formed in 1974; and Anderson Pipeline Company formed in 1978. Anderson Petroleum conducted exploration and development activities for it own account and on behalf of joint venture participants principally in West Texas and to a lesser extent in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. Anderson Pipeline was formed to gather and transport natural gas found and developed by Anderson Petroleum in West Texas.
Mr. Anderson was co-founder, director, and vice president of the three major primary companies from their inception until 1978 when he was elected chairman of Anderson Resources Corporation (the parent company) and Anderson Pipeline Company. He was also named president of Anderson Petroleum, Inc., positions he held until his resignation in 1981.
By 1981, the Anderson companies had 90 employees, total assets of $31 million and annual revenues in excess of $37 million. Anderson Petroleum had received joint venture investments totaling $79 million and had drilled 208 wells, 182 of them productive, attaining an 87.5% success rate.
He was director of all five companies from inception until 1981, when he resigned as director of four of the companies. He remained a director of Anderson Resources until 1983.
Prior to Steve and his successful career in the oil and gas industry, Steve spent a time during the ’60s traveling on tour with The Doors, Jim Hendrix, The Beach Boys, and many other bands. He sold merchandise for the bands and enjoyed all the perks, as being a port of the entourage. He’d stow away on planes, hitchhike and whatever to reach his destination. A lot of crazy stories of this time in his life.
Some of his happiest moments as a child were when he was at Camp Lincoln, during the years of 1957, ’59, ’60 and ’61. He loved the water and sailing. He often reflected on what an important time this was for him. He loved to sail. At the camp’s reunion two years ago, he was back on the water sailing…happy as can be.
Being on the water was a love…he felt so at home. Fishing has always been a part of his life. In the later years, he began going back more and more to Northern Minnesota. He loved the “thick” wild rice soup…the kind where your spoon stands up in the middle of the bowl.
Nothing made him happier than catching walleye in the morning and having a “shore lunch” eating his fresh caught fish. Going up to Sioux Narrows was especially peaceful for him. One trip to Lake of the Woods, he saw a fallen tree and remembered it was a place where he had fished as a young boy.
Steve had Texas dirt and Minnesota water in his blood. He would spend many hours in his car, listening to books on tape cassettes and graduating to CD’s, driving around West Texas. He’d have coffee in the morning with “the regulars” and catch up on the latest happenings in Ozona. He’d then swing by the courthouse and visit with friends there. He enjoyed being there and seeing people he knew, remembering “the good old days”!!
When the oil and gas business got rough, he always tried to support the community by contributing in various ways to keep the quality and spirit going. He supported the sports teams, the Chamber of Commerce, the newspapers, the annual hunting and game events and more. It was important to him to be and feel he was actively a part of the communities of Ozona and Sonora.
Steve excelled at athletics. He was amazingly coordinated and participated in multiple sports. Baseball being a favorite, ice skating (hockey), rollerblading, softball, biking…miles and miles. At one point he rode his bike from Vail to Breckenridge. For that trip, we bought a camelback thinking the largest would be the best, filled it with so much water, he nearly passed out from the weight of it.
Many times he was larger than life and loved those “Big Tabs”. He taught us to celebrate all of our achievements and honor them. He saw things in a unique and visionary way, always trying new things and willing to take a risk. He was our “Figure-er”. He was generous and loyal.
He will be missed by many. We love you SWASWA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations “In Memory of Stephen Anderson”
Mile High Church
Youth programs
9077 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226

Collier Hospice
3210 Lutheran Parkway
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Steve is survived by his wife, Kathy, his sisters Sarah Lorberbaum, Sue Paynter and brother Truman Anderson
By his children Kevin Hawks and Kimberly Faer and their families and four grandchildren.
By Duke, Noreen, Charles, Andrew and Daniel Butler along with their families and five grandchildren.

10 Online Guestbook Entries

  1. jim nussbaum

    Steve was one of my very best friends over many years. In my role as his real estate broker, we had quite a few real estate transactions together, and he was always very loyal to me. I remember one time where he felt he needed to use another real estate broker, but told that Realtor that he needed to send me a referral fee. The most memorable transaction that I had with Steve was when I showed him the Richthofen Castle, and he decided to buy it. We went to the lobby of the old Cosmopolitan Hotel (since torn down) at the corner of approximately 18th and Broadway, and armed with my old Hermes portable typewriter and a blank contract, we sat in the lobby and I typed the contract! Great memories with a neat friend!

  2. Kevin Hawks

    Dad,
    Thank you for many memories and a lifetime of knowledge and skills, that will continue with me and my family. You are missed, and will stay in our thoughts throughout the years.
    We will be traveling to Michael’s as well as Sioux Narrows for some more experiences and memories to make, and remember your past.
    Thank you for everything, and we love you.
    Kevin, Tish, Carlisle and Holland

  3. Loren Becker

    So sorry to hear My Buddy passing away, I went on a 3 three trip to England, Italy and Moroccan with Steve and I and Steve raced greyhounds some time back also. so sorry I didn’t keep in touch with….RIP

  4. Kim & Frank sheremeta

    We will missed Steve a lot after knowing him since 1978. Will missed his daily calls to my Travel Agency.
    Kathy and family , please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy from us and our family.
    We will always remember Steve.

    Truly Kim & Frank

  5. mary jean nussbaum

    When we introduced Steve to our dear friend, Kath, twenty years ago, sparks flew and it was the beginning of a long shared love. After eighteen years of marriage, they’ve had to say goodbye to each other. Steve was quite the gentleman and will be missed by many. Blessings to all of Steve’s family during this time of sorrow.

  6. Ron and Joni Hueftle

    Dear Kathy and family: We send our love and condolences to you all. We have many happy memories with Steve and Kathy over the years. My 93 year old mother very much adored Steve. Love Joni and Ron

  7. Coleen Rowe

    Steve was a very complex man. Some knew him to be an onery cuss one day, and a dear sincere friend the next. Yes, his crazy stories defied sanity, and so very intereting! He was a character and truly did live life to the fullest.

    His best times were with Kathy, traveling, fishing, even shopping, always being so proud of her.

    Knowing him, this next transition will be an adventure as well!

    Blessings to Kathy and to all their family members.

  8. Leo Mendoza

    My sincere condolences to Kathy and the Anderson family, I will miss my good friend. Truly a fellow who marched to the beat of his own drum, sometimes a scoundrel and other times the kindest most generous man whom I called my friend. Rest in peace Stevie!

  9. Patricia Gugliuzza

    I have known Steve for 20 years and have many fond memories. He was a very generous, giving, funny, caring man. He was always willing to lend an ear when I had a problem and try to come up with a solution…most things I never would have considered, but they helped. I loved to listen to his stories and he always made me laugh. One favorite line, before a joke…”Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one…I’ll tell it better.” Steve will be missed by many…he will be missed by me. My condolences to all his family. Treasure the memories.

  10. Patty Brittingham

    Dear Kathy,
    Thinking of you, and sending loving thoughts and prayers, as I remember Steve and the good times we all had together.
    Wishing you peace and my best always.
    Sincerely, Patty

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