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1948 - 2017 In Memoriam Condolences
TONDA L. TOWNSEND November 13, 1948 ~ July 29, 2017 Tonda L. Townsend, age 68 of Red Bluff, CA. passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in North Mankato. A Celebration of life will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:00 at the Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road in Red Bluff, CA. Tonda Townsend was born November 13, 1948 to Howard and Margaret Barnhart in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1967. May 1st, 1968 she was united in Marriage to Freddie Carl Townsend and started a long career in banking, real estate insurance. She joined State Farm Insurance as a State Farm Agent in 1993 and continued in that role until her passing. She was involved in several civic organizations during her career but one of her favorite was "ringing the bell" for the Salvation army during the holiday season. Tonda loved playing and watching tennis, playing cards, spending time on the lake, spending time with her brother and traveling. The thing that she loved the most was visiting and playing with her grandkids. She would teach them how to drive, sing songs with them, shop till they would drop and go to movies together. She is survived by her daughters, Monica (Carter) Raley of Atlanta, GA, and Kimberly (Brian) Waletich of North Mankato; grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Blake Waletich, Brennan Waletich and Madison Raley; brother, Steve Barnhart of Wichita, KS; Joe Blevins of Coweta, OK; niece, Natalie Woolsoncroft; nephews, Stephen Barnhart and Ryan Barnhart. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Freddie Carl Townsend; step father, J.R. Coffee; brother, Michael Barnhart in infancy.
Published in Daily News on Aug. 4, 2017
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