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Gerald Tonks


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Gerald Tonks Obituary

Gerald Tonks, 81, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home in St. Anthony following a lingering illness.

Gerald was born June 21, 1933, in Idaho Falls, the son of Howard and Firl E. Bagley Tonks. He grew up in the Teton Valley just outside Victor. He attended Victor Elementary School and graduated from Teton High School in Driggs. He also attended Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

He was married to Marlyn Deborah Fenton on April 28, 1955, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived in St. Anthony from 1955 to 1958, then moved to Huntington Park, Calif., from l958 to l959, then to West Covina, Calif. from 1959 to 2005, when they returned to St. Anthony, where they have since resided.

Gerald worked as a truck tire maker for Goodyear Rubber and also as a landscaper. He was very active in the LDS Church, serving as a bishop, stake High Counselor, served a mission to the California Arcadia Mission and was a stake missionary.

He is survived by his wife, Marlyn of St. Anthony; children, Kevin Gerald Tonks of Idaho Falls and Paul Howard (DeLaina) Tonks of Draper, Utah; one brother, Howard Cleon Tonks of St. Anthony; one sister, Evelyn (Mark) Ricks of Rexburg; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Weatherston and Deah Fletcher; and one son, David Russell Tonks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the St. Anthony 4th LDS Ward Church, 507 W. Second North in St. Anthony, with Bishop Kyle Moore officiating. Family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to services, both at the church. Burial will be in Teton-Newdale Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2014
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