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Justin (Josh) Tolino

Posted 2010-03-11 by Sharla
The White Mountain Independent,
Show Low, Arizona - 12/02/2003

Justin "Josh" Tolino, 25, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe died Nov. 28, 2003 in Show Low.

Justin was born in Montebello, California. When he was four years old his family moved to Whiteriver. Josh graduated from Alchesay High School in 1997. He was a member of the Jr. Rodeo Association, Arizona High School Rodeo Association, and the Southwest Indian Rodeo Association.

Josh qualified for the Indian National Finals in Bull Riding in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1996. He attended Cochise College in Douglas, and graduated from Central Arizona College in Coolidge with certification in heavy equipment operation. While attending college he participated in the Inter-collegiate Rodeo Association. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America working at the Springerville Expansion Project, Unit 3. Josh enjoyed training horses and was always going fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his girlfriend, Naomi Gregg, and his children Mikki and Pacen.

Josh is survived by his mother, Patti Torlino of Whiteriver; father, Larry Tolino, Sr. of Whiteriver; two sisters, Mitzi Tolino and Tia Tolino; two brothers, Larry Tolino, Jr. and Shawndean Tolino, all of Whiteriver; two children Mikki and Pacen; grandmother, Isabelle James of Whiteriver; grandfather Tony Tolino of Gallup, New Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His grandfather, Willie James and grandmother Eleanor Tolino preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2 at The Fort Apache Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Owens Mortuary of Show Low handled the arrangements.

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