Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson
Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson, 52, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on September 4, 2023.

Steven was born on June 14, 1971, in Pampa, TX to Betty and Gerald Anderson.

Throughout school, he enjoyed all things 4H, motocross, rodeo, football, and attending Fun Valley camping trips with his family. Steven was proud that the camping tradition continued with his own boys. After graduating Miami High School, Steven attended Dodge City Junior College with a full ride rodeo scholarship. He then went to continue his education at Clarendon College. Later, Steven attended Amarillo Fire Academy and became a firefighter.

Steven was a fireman for twenty-six years. Of those, Steven served with the Amarillo Fire Department for twenty years and retired with a distinguished career as a lieutenant in May 2021.  His son, Kasey, was promoted to his father’s position with the AFD. Then, Steven sought to enjoy his lifelong love of the cattle industry and went on to establish Anderson Beefmasters with his wife Lyn. He successfully raised and showed Beefmaster cattle, garnishing many awards and honors throughout the years.

His greatest joy of all was being “Cow Poppy” or “Poppy” to his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Moose Anderson of Miami, TX; and Buster and Pearl Baker of Vernon, TX.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn Anderson,  of Amarillo, TX; his parents, Betty and Gerald Anderson, of Miami, TX; his sister, Gerri Whitehead, and her spouse, Todd,  of Amarillo, and three nephews; his two sons and their spouses, Kasey Anderson and spouse Erin and grandchildren Owen and Reese of Amarillo; Kolton Anderson and spouse Summer and granddaughter Bristol of Miami, TX; and his step daughter, Kristi Van Winkle and spouse Sheldyn and grandchildren Bennett and Evan of Amarillo.

Services will be held at the Southwest Church of Christ at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023, followed by graveside services at 4:30 pm in Miami, TX at the Miami Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International Association of Fire Fighters Centers of Excellence, an organization treating successful recovery for PTSD. IAFF Center of Excellence, 13400 Edgemeade Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772.

50 Replies to “Steven Anderson”

  1. Words cannot express our broken hearts upon hearing of Steven’s passing. What a loss! I so enjoyed Steven as a student and athlete. He was energetic and enjoyable. I am so proud to have been part of his life. I know his parting leaves a huge hole in everyone’s heart. Your family will be in our prayers.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It does our hearts good to hear from people who knew him when he was growing up. God Bless!

    2. So good to hear from you. Always thought you were a good coach, with more patience than most. It blesses us to hear these memories. Thank you so much!

  2. I have been thinking about Steve a lot lately. I was impressed with his success in his cattle business and read some conversations that he had about the bad calls on the department. I was extremely shocked to read about his passing. I wasn’t able to attend any events related to his funeral but wanted his family to know I was proud for him. When you look up Texas cattlemen in the dictionary it should have his picture.

  3. There are heroes and then there are legends, heroes get remembered but legends never die! Long live Anderson Beefmaster genetics! You will be missed by many in this breed and your memories will last forever in the Beefmaster family! Jacob and Kaylie Couch ~ Couch Cattle Co.

    1. Love this. Thank you so much for your kind words. He had such a love for his animals and figuring out what cow to breed to what bull to come up with a strong BeefMaster herd. His Dad always felt he had a good eye for good cattle. God Bless you !❤️

  4. Irven and I are so very sorry for your loss….Praying for your family and please let us know if you need anything.
    Your neighbors

  5. Love and Prayers for the entire family. Such a fun out going friend. You will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Steve.
    Ruben and BK Alvarez

  6. My deepest condolences to your family Steven may God hold them all tightly in His arms . My heart has and will forever hold your handsome face your adorable smile and your joyful laugh in the special place it always has forever until we meet again . Thank you for being a bright chapter in those oh so young teenage years we got to share. I’m so proud of the loving successful strong man you became what a beautiful legacy you leave in your children grandchildren family career buisness the lives you have touched it all is seen by many MAY YOU REST IN ETERNAL PEACE all my love and sympathy to your family.

  7. Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts go out to you Gerald and Betty as well as the entire family! There are no words to soften your grief but just know that God is with you all and will wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort during this very trying time! We love everyone of you and may God continue to pour his Blessings upon this family!! 🙏✝️

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