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1954 Tools 2023

Tooley Box

November 7, 1954 — December 20, 2023



Tooley “Tools” Box was born on Sunday November 7, 1954, To Alice Box of Ignacio CO. and passed into the spirit world on December 20, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Raised by his grandmother Alma Box, alongside his sister Terry. Tooley graduated with the class of 1972 from Ignacio High School at the age of 18 years old. Tooley met Theresa Stokes during an enlightening time of his life, she became his partner and they had one daughter Amber.

Tooley worked in different capacities for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Southern Ute Community Action Program where Tooley was a counselor at Peaceful Spirit. Tooley maintained a substance free healthy lifestyle.

Tooley put forth his practice of a healthy lifestyle by becoming a Community Health Representative for the Southern Ute Health Services Division where he focused his efforts and knowledge working in Community Health as the Diabetes Specialist. He earned his Certified Nurse’s Assistant certification while employed as aCHR. As a CHR Tooley was a friendly face with his clients and in his gentle manner he earned his clients respect. Tooley was a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) facilitator and a low ropes facilitator for the youth.

After retirement he enjoyed his music, collecting cars and showing them at car shows. He especially enjoyed spoiling his granddaughter Terena. Tooley enjoyed gadgets to make his daily life easier, sometimes sharing these gadgets with his daughter and friends.

Those who knew him shared “Tooley was a true gentleman.” Though at times he may have seemed stoic, he was kind, patient, and a really funny guy who always liked to share a laugh or two.

Tooley loved his family he is survived by his daughter Amber Box (Terence Hight), Granddaughter Terenz Hight and his sister Terry Box, many siblings/cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews and his companion Joyce.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, January 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Southern Ute Memorial Chapel

256 Ute Rd, Ignacio, CO 81137

Memorial Service at the Southern Ute Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

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