Winston Anderson Jr.

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Dr. Winston (Pete) L. Anderson Jr. M.D., died on September 30th at Castle Peak Nursing Facility in Eagle, Co from complications of a stroke. Pete was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1940 to Ethel Mull?i??ns Anderson and Winston L. Anderson Sr. MD. He graduated from Maur Hill High ?Academy? in Atchison,Kansas. As an undergraduate, he attended Norte Dame, Kansas University,? ?Benedictine College and University of Texas. Winston graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1971. He completed his internship and surgery residency at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. For more than forty years, Dr. Anderson had a surgery practice in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, Ca. His life was dedicated to serving is patients.

In 1965, Pete married Sherry Heck Nelson. To this union, two daughters were born, Melissa K. Carpenter of Gypsum, Colorado and Lisa M. Talley, who works in Panama City, Panama. In 1979, he married Cindy Anderson and had a son, Winston L. Anderson III (Petey), who currently works and resides in the Mentawai? ?Islands,? ?Indonesia. Dr. Anderson was also married to Theresa Ipsen Anderson. These marriages ended in divorce.

Pete was a stand out athlete in high school and college. He played football for Maur Hill and Notre Dame and rugby for Kansas University. He was also a competitive diver and swimmer and a life-long runner. He had a passion for exotic automobiles which he proudly collected.

Winston is survived by his three children, Lisa (Doug Bristol), Melissa (Tim) , Petey (Inne) and two sisters, Geraldine Blair, Lawrence, Kansas and Elizabeth Johnson, Atchison, Kansas and a brother, Charles in Anchorage, Alaska. He was also known as "Papa Pete" to his four beloved grandchildren, Brandi Talley, Haley Carpenter, Kassandra Carpenter and Jute Anderson. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews and a companion, Chris Lua. He was proceeded in death by both parents and a sister, Joan Falk, Atchison, Kansas.

Dr. Anderson has donated his body to medical science. A Celebration of His Life will be held in December in San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Oct. 4, 2017
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