1968 ~ 2011|
After fighting a hard battle with Colon Cancer; our loving son, brother, husband, father and friend Anthony J. - Tony, Boggess passed away peacefully at his home on Thurs. Oct 27th, 2011.
Tony was born Nov. 2, 1968 to Parents Walter and Cheryl Jean Boggess in Taylorsville, UT. He loved and grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. Was a member of The LDS Church and served a LDS Mission to Arequipa, Peru. Tony attended college at Western State College, Ricks College and graduated with BS degree in Social Science from Southern Utah University in 1994. He continued his Education at Grand Canyon University and received his Masters of Education in June 2010.
Tony married his true love Jennifer (Ball) "Shapoopie" on Sat. Aug. 12, 2006. He was the best daddy ever to his boy, Ajay Carter and his baby girl Annalisa Jean. Jen and the kids were Tony's passion, they were his world and he loved them every day. Tony was an educator for many years at Kerns Jr. High and most recently at Granite Park Jr. High in Salt Lake City. He loved watching his students learn and grow and they along with his co-workers brought him much happiness. He touched many lives with his years in the classroom and as a coach, mentored many a student and wanted each of them to succeed.
Tony was the biggest Denver Bronco football fan ever. Everyone that knew him knew nothing gave him more pleasure than attending and watching the games. Sundays were Bronco day at the Boggess home, a love he shared with his kids. His love of the New York Yankees was a close second. Tony will be remembered for the way he loved life, and lived it to the fullest each and every day.
Survived by his parents Walter & Jeannie, his wife - Jennifer, Children- Ajay & Annalisa, Sister - Mandee (Adam) Dover, Nephew-Logan, Nieces-Baylee, Mia, and Meagan, Sisters in Law-Kathy Ball, Chris (Larry) Lym, Sandy Ball, Father in law, Lloyd Ball, Grandmother-Grace Simkins and many other Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Proceeded in death by his Grandmother-Nina Boggess, Grandfather Everett Boggess, Grandfather - Vergene Simkins.
Funeral Services will be held Wed. Nov. 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am, Overlake 2nd Ward Chapel (1717 N. Berra Blvd, Tooele, UT). A viewing will be held Tues. Nov. 1st 2011 from 6 -8 pm at Tate Mortuary (110 S. Main St., Tooele), and for one hour prior to the service. Internment at the Salt Lake City Cemetery (200 N St., Salt Lake City) following the service.
A Celebration of Tony's life will be held at the Park City Elks Lodge (550 Main St.) on Thursday Nov. 3, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All friends and family are invited to attend. Please be wearing your best Football Tailgating Attire and be ready to share memories of our "Mr. Bronco".
In Lieu of Flowers please contribute to the "Tony Boggess Granite Park College and Beyond Scholarship" Contact the Granite Education Foundation, 385-646-4590 or online
Published in Deseret News from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2011