Paul Anson

Paul Joseph Anson, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend returned home to his Heavenly Father on August 3, 2010. Paul was born November 10, 1979 in Everett, Washington, to Byron Joseph Anson and Jayne Iris Feik Spinato. In August 1981 Paul and his family moved to Idaho. Paul attended Centennial and Eagle High Schools and pursued pre-dental studies at the University of Utah. He was co-owner of Stonehenge Construction with his brother Jeff, and he became a Volunteer Fireman in Meridian, Idaho. He was pursuing a full-time career as a firefighter. Serving others in life was embedded in Paul's character. It was important to him to make others around him feel good about themselves, and he treated them well. Paul was very social and got along well with everyone; he didn't sit still very long, knew a little bit about everything, and always wanted to know more. He was very smart and talented, and he took care with everything he worked on, making it the best that he could. Paul enjoyed many sports: snowboarding, wakeboarding, waterskiing, mountain biking, camping and climbing. His favorite passion was riding his motorcycle with all his buddies. Having a motorcycle in the back of his truck gave him a sense of peace. Another stress release for Paul was drumming. He would often be found jamming out with his friends. He even won the Gene Harris Award for drumming when he was in high school. Paul is survived by his mother, Jayne Iris Feik Spinato and husband, Bill; father, Byron Joseph Anson and wife, Christine; sister, Iris Kaye Anson, and Tiffani Ruth Peterson and husband, Benjamin; brother, Jeffrey Byron Anson and wife, Carrie. Paul was a very special uncle to Parker and Audrey. He also leaves behind his girlfriend Mandy Cook and her children, Emma and Benson Cook. We miss his smile. "Paul was a truly genuine person. Everyone who had the pleasure of being in his presence knew how loved they were. Paul touched many lives during the short time he was here. He was my one true love. He will forever shine through in his two step-children, Emma and Benson. He was a father to them - the best father any child could hope to have. Our ‘Pauly' will be truly missed and will live on in our hearts. Our lives will forever be better because of him" - Mandy Cook Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2010 at the LDS Chapel located at 700 West State Street in Eagle. Friends may call to visit with the family from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will follow the services at Dry Creek Cemetery at which the Meridian Fire Department will present a pipe ceremony. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah Street Boise, ID 83706
(208) 344-4441

Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 8, 2010