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Trent L. Anderson
1964 - 2014

Trent L. Anderson, 50, passed away Monday, April 30.

Services were held Monday, May 5, in Lunn’s Colonial Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Allen and Bill Pursley officiating.

Trent was born Jan. 10, 1964, in Wichita Falls, where he grew up. In ninth grade, he transferred to Petrolia ISD, graduating in 1982 as Valedictorian. He was an avid football player. He retired as a Texas State Game Warden after 24-years of service. He started his career in Plainview, and later transferred to Crosbyton. In 1996, he was promoted to Captain and became the District Supervisor of Region VI out of the Amarillo office.

In 1999, he was named Game Warden of the Year. A Texas Game Warden Association Region VI representative, he was active in legislative work for the Association, spending much time in Austin, speaking before the Legislature. He worked as a peace officer and helped organize meetings for the five state area of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas to discuss law enforcement ideas. He finished his career in Wichita Falls as Captain of Region II.

Trent enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and often shared with them his enjoyment of hunting, fishing and cooking. He promoted kid fishing and hunting with Field and Stream and cooked for many benefits as a member of Khiva Shrine Mule Skinners in Amarillo. He was a member of Coors Cowboy Club, volunteering at numerous events and charities in and around the Texas Panhandle. He also served on the Ducks Unlimited Board of Directors in Amarillo and was a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary Ann McGee Walker and Aulton Briggs; his paternal grandparents, Chester and Doris Anderson; and his stepfather, David Martin.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon Briggs Martin of Duncan, OK.; his father, Chester (Sonny) Anderson of Iowa Park; two sons, Chase and Matt Anderson, both of Amarillo; a daughter Paige Ghastin of Austin; a brother, Todd Anderson of Petrolia; seven sisters, Rhonda Kyle, Danette Adams, Missy Moore and Traci Shackelford, all of Wichita Falls, Janet Sims and Yvonne Tisdale, both of Jacksboro, and Gina Martin of Duncan, OK.;

The family suggest memorials be made to the Texas Game Warden Association, 4367 FM 1047, Hamilton, Texas, 76351 or the North Texas Field and Stream, 2005 Southwest Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76302.

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