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Gerald Tonks Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Gerald Tonks

   Gerald Tonks 81, passed away 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 on the Tonks Farm north of Victor. He attended the Victor Elementary school and graduated from Teton High School in Driggs. He also attended Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Ca.

He was married to Marlyn Deborah Fenton on April 28, 1955 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived in St. Anthony from 1955- 1958 then moved to Huntington Park, CA. from l958 to l959 then to West Covina, CA. 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, numerous times as a Stake Missionary, he served a mission with his wife in the California Arcadia Mission.

He is survived by his wife Marlyn of St. Anthony, Children; Kevin Gerald Tonks, Idaho Falls, ID.; Paul Howard (DeLaina) Tonks, Draper, UT.; one brother Howard Cleon Tonks, St. Anthony, ID.; and one sister Evelyn (Mark) Ricks, Rexburg, ID.(She passed away on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014) 15 Grandchildren and 7 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 conducted Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Anthony fourth LDS Ward Church with Bp. Kyle Moore, Officiating. Family will meet with friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church located at 507 West 2ND North in St. Anthony and also Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. just prior to services. Burial will be in the Teton Newdale Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com

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