Michael Anthony

October 23, 1948February 21, 2011

Michael Anthony, 62, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 in New Braunfels, Texas.

He was born to Jewel “Judy” Johnson Anthony and William “Tony” Anthony in Marfa, Texas on October 23, 1948.

Mike was raised in Marfa and went on to serve in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sul Ross University in 1973. He worked as a Petroleum Engineer internationally and throughout the United States, specializing in the Permian Basin area, for over thirty-five years. He resided in New Braunfels for the last eight years and was an active member of The National Rifle Association and New Braunfels Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mike was a vivacious man, avid football fan, and loved to travel. He and his wife, Gay, enjoyed vacationing throughout the country in their RV with their dogs.

He leaves behind a loving family and many cherished friends.

He is survived by his wife, Gay Anthony; daughter, Rachel Anthony Barrett and husband Chris; and brother, Robert Anthony and wife Teri.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s honor to The Wounded Warrior Project (


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 25, 2011

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Rick Hackworth

March 1, 2011


Mike and I became friends on a job in Corpus Christi. I have had to work with different Company Men everyday while in the oilfield. Mike was one of those few individuals that I hold a lot of respect for and I was proud to call him a friend. He was the type of Man that stood up for what he believed in and didn't back down. Just that short time working with him made me a better person. You will remember even as a child, you had a mentor or teacher that you would never forget, Mike was one of those people we run across in life and never forget. I will miss his e-mails, and I regret not being able to make the trip to visit ya'll during the Bluebonnet season last spring. But I still have the pictures that he sent me last year and when we pass thru the Hill Country this year, his memory will make the view even more enjoyable. Our prayers are with you, God bless.

Rick & Dee Hackworth
Amite, LA

Claudio Nunez

February 28, 2011

I am so sorry. I had no idea. It was always good to hear from Mike, I guess a "Republican!", send me his interesting emails. Thank you for the photos. We played football together for a couple of years. May God bless you all.

Claudio Nunez

February 28, 2011

I knew Mike a short time from working with him in Alaska. We kept in touch and I will tell you he was one of kind. I am sorry for you lose as well as mine. May God bless you all. Steve Farnes

February 26, 2011

Dear Gay,
Suzan, Lauren, and I were truly saddened today to learn about the passing of Mike. His infectious smile and embracing personality will be missed by the entire community. If you need anything at all, please let us know. I know his canine "posse" will miss him as well. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodney Rice
2623 Wilderness Way

Margaret Southern

February 25, 2011

Gay: I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. You and Mike were the perfect couple. I know he adored you. You allowed Mike to live his dreams and enjoy life to the fullest. I pray your grief will pass soon and you will be able to find peace and comfort in all the great memories of your time together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Suzi Mitchell

February 25, 2011

Suzi Mitchell

February 25, 2011

Mike's huge smile and wave every time we pull in the subdivision will be so greatly missed!

Frances Menjivar

February 23, 2011

Dear Gay, Rachel, Bob and Chris,

I will always remember the smile in Mike's voice as being contagious. So kind and I will miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. God bless you all.