David B. Anaya Jr.

May 1, 1962February 6, 2021

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, David B. Anaya Jr. a loving husband, father of four, tata of six, passed at the young age of 58. Dad you left too soon, we love you, we will miss you, and we will never forget you. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle A. Anaya for 40 years. Our dad was a proud member of Sheet Metal Local 359 and even after he retired he would still visit the R.E. Lee shop to give the workers a piece of his mind. He had three great passions in his life that he lived and loved each day that he could. His first was team roping. He made a lot of money back in his day but to him it was not the amount of money it was the simple fact that he won the roping. When the doctors told him that it would be in his best interest to not rope anymore he was devastated but decided to focus his energy on showing both his children and grandchildren his methods and smooth techniques so he could pass down his legacy of team roping. He loved coaching us. He loved when he would win during our own roping contest on the dummies. His second passion was hunting, he loved to brag about his deer mounts that hang in his home and even in the past years when he couldn't walk up any hills he still bought a tag because that was the right thing to do. He liked sharing his hunting skills that were passed down from his father to anyone that was in camp.. His third and most loved passion was spending his time with his six grandkids. He was the babysitter, school driver/pick up driver, field trip volunteer, and most recently in home school teacher where he learned how to use a computer. He followed his six grandkids all over Arizona while they competed in junior rodeos. He was always present at any activity they did from basketball games, hockey games, student of the month ceremonies, mariachi concerts, and even just hanging out with them while they rode bikes or segways. He adored his grandkids, they at times made him angry but he could never stay mad as he was their best advocate in everything they tried to accomplish. Our dad is survived by our mother Michelle A. Anaya, two sons, David "D.J" Anaya III, and Andrew J. Anaya, his daughter Delyssa M. Anaya, six grandkids, Nevaeh Montes, Javier Montes, Dessani Anaya-Duffy, Gatlin Anaya-Duffy, Beau Stetson Anaya, and Austen Munoz. his two sisters Rosemary Mendoza, Diana Anaya, his two special cousins who he shared everything with , who were like brothers to him, Andy Anaya and Frank Anaya. He leaves behind many relatives and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by our sister Danielle A. Anaya, his parents David and Angie Anaya, his two sisters Angie Amado, Cory Grijalva, and his nephew Oscar Amado Jr. Dad until we meet again, keep roping in heaven and make sure you rope them clean!


  • DJ Anaya, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Anaya, Pallbearer
  • Jesse Munoz, Pallbearer
  • Frank Anaya, Pallbearer
  • Andy Anaya, Pallbearer
  • Matt Clearly, Pallbearer
  • Norbert Lopez, Pallbearer
  • Steve Garcia, Pallbearer
  • David Carranza, Pallbearer
  • Robert Contreras, Pallbearer
  • Javier Montes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Beau Stetson Anaya, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gatlin Anaya-Duffy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austen Munoz, Honorary Pallbearer


26 February


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lopez Arena

5305 W Elvado Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757

26 February

Graveside Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Holy Hope Cemetery

3555 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705


David B. Anaya Jr.

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Eddie Montano

February 22, 2021

To the Anaya family, your husband and father and grandfather was my best friend everytime we would go visit my sister Rose and Alex Bejarano Your Dad would also be there visiting his Uncle and Aunt with his parents for his mom was my brother in law's sister. And we use to talk about horse and cattle especially both of us living in a ranch. I will carry his memories with me forever. Rest in Peace my friend. Eddie Montano

Mary Olga Leon

February 21, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire Anaya family!

Anthony Martinez

February 21, 2021

My condolences to the family of Mr Anaya I work for David on a few jobs he was a very good man Fair had a great sense of humor he'll be missed

Matthew & Rosie Cleary Family

February 21, 2021

David you will be truly missed you were a great friend to us and our daughters. We valued your friendship from day one you were there for Matt always. You were a great man anyone who met you has always said the same about you. You were a great father and a awesome example to Michelle and the kids, grandkids. We see the love in your kids and grandkids they had for you. David we Thank you for all the good times we had with you all. Even after all you went through you were always their for them. Yvonne called and said she will never forget you and all that you showed her with her horse she is saddened. I am sure you will be teaching your talent in heaven we Love You David Cleary's

Jess Anaya

February 20, 2021

We will miss you. So glad we finally met, and grateful we did. You were very kind to me and my wife. You shared history of my dad I never met.
We will see you on the other side.

Condolences to your family.

Carol and Jess Anaya

David Carranza

February 18, 2021

RIP Compa , I will miss your mature wisdom and fiery personality. I will also miss your beautiful heart that you shared at my beside when I almost died. You are and will always be loved by many and you left this world a better place.

No individual is perfect in this life. All of us have flaws or are working on our efforts to be better in this life. I know you are/were a good person deep down in your heart because that is what I always witnessed.

Say hello to everyone for all of us when you are welcomed to Gods Kingdom and make certain you continue to watch over us to make certain we are doing the right thing. Keep my sister Michelle protected always and help her get through these days of sadness. Please give a great big hug to my dad and especially Danielle.

Love you Compa🙏🙏

Mario Anaya

February 15, 2021

My condolences to the family.
I was very sad when I heard the news I really couldn't believe it. Rest in peace David always be thinking about you primo ❤️❤️❤️