Anita Joy Hightower

November 6, 1935January 8, 2021

Estes Park, CO - Anita Joy Hightower, 85, a homemaker, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 8, 2021, in Loveland, Colorado, due to Covid-19. A family memorial will be held at a later date to be determined, as it was her explicit wish to not put anyone in danger during the ongoing pandemic. The family is asking for donations to be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers: You may also send in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave Estes Park, CO 80517

Joy was born on November 6, 1935, in Waco, Texas, to John L. and Altha Lou (Rhoads) Stephens. She married Joe Max Hightower on April 20, 1957, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Wyvonne, and son, Kirby.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kari Hightower of Fort Worth, and Shari Hightower, Melanie Hightower, and Somer Hightower of Estes Park; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; a niece and four nephews in Texas that she loved as her own children; and her brother-in-law, Ed Hollingsworth, of Haslet, TX.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Heidi Kuster

January 13, 2021

Mammy had many, many more grandchildren than the family listed!! After moving to Estes Park there was not a single child that she didn't consider her own! She is and will always be a one of a kind lady. Her grace touched our lives and we are better for having her in our lives and hearts forever. Thank you girls for sharing your mom with all of us!!
Love, Heidi

Krisha Gosney

January 11, 2021

We love you! Always and Forever!

Susan Colmore

January 11, 2021

I will always remember the smile Mammy always had on her face. She unconditionally loved every person and everyone loved her.