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Anthony "Tony" G. Ammons

December 11, 2020

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Anthony Glen Ammons, age 39, of Salida, Colorado, left this world on December 11, 2020. Tony, as he was known by his friends and family, was a beloved self-proclaimed pirate.  He was born to Greg Ammons and Bonnetta Meador in Salida, Colorado. Tony shared his smile and laughter in many different places, fueled by his love for adventure. He grew up in San Bernardino, California and spent many of his early adult years in southern California. Tony came back home to Salida, Colorado, where he met his fiancé, Kassi Witty. They spent a beautiful 7 years together.  Tony and Kassi moved to Boston and then to Florida together.  They then moved back to Salida to be closer to family.

 Tony was a talented chef, and his passion was to feed people. He would never let his friends or coworkers go hungry. Tony graduated from Cajon High School in 2000 and attended College of the Desert and culinary school. He competed in Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger in 2015. Tony loved to go fishing and would drop a line any chance he got. He was also an avid reader and loved to discuss the latest books he had read.  He lived a simple, meaningful life, full of love and compassion. “Tony Two Limes” loved to have a good time, laugh contagiously, and listen to soulful music with his friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his grandmother Carol Wilford, grandfather GG Mills and grandmother Jean Mills and aunt Leashell Weido. He is survived by his father Greg Ammons, his mother Bonnetta Meador, his stepmother Amy Ammons, his stepfather Bob Meador, and his fiancé Kassi Witty. Tony is also survived by his grandfather Carroll Ammons, aunt Tina (Mark) Reavis, uncle Keith Ammons, uncle Harvey (Christie) Wilford, stepbrothers Matthew Meador, Kevin Meador, Brandon Meador, stepsister Stacey (Tom) Marciniak, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send recipes or feed a hungry person. His family plans to produce a memorial recipe book of those sent in by family and friends.

Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home of Salida, Colorado has overseen arrangements.

At this time, due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a service or memorial until the spring or summer of 2021. Sail on Tony!

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