10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Tony J. Wonacott February 24, 1966 - October 19, 2022

Tony J. Wonacott, 56, passed away on 10/19/2022 while doing what he loved, riding his Harley with friends.  Tony was born 2/24/66 in Boise, Idaho to Linda (Conner) Miller and Bill Wonacott.   Tony grew up spending a lot of time with his Granny and Grandpa, his siblings Jodi and Kriss and his step-father Jim.    In his younger years, he loved boxing and cars.    Tony graduated from Meridian High in 1984.   In 1990, Tony married the love of his life Colleen.  Their son Cody was born in 1991 and daughter Kelsey completed their family in 1993.

Tony began working at Farm Bed Mfg. (later renamed Trinity Trailer) during high school and continued on for 37 years.    For the last 6 months he was employed by RSCI.   Tony was a master welder, fabricator and supervisor. He taught and mentored many welders over the years and received many chocolate cakes.   Tony had a passion for many activities.  He especially enjoyed racing at Meridian Speedway, snowmobiling, riding his RZR or his Harley, spending time with loved ones, having gatherings around his fire pit and making people laugh.  Tony was very creative and made beautiful metal art.  He had a big heart; Tony loved animals, children, his friends and family.  He was very approachable and people were drawn to him.   Tony had way of making others feel special, he would often spontaneously contact people to let them know what they meant to him and what he appreciated about them.

Tony is probably best known for being FUNNY.  He was quick, outrageous, proudly inappropriate and had a bold personality.  He was always the life of the party and had a contagious smile.  Tony loved making funny videos and pictures for his friends.    He would surprise you with off the wall comments or humor at the drop of a hat, and had running jokes with those he loved.

Tony loved his family fiercely.   He is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Kelsey, mom Linda (Jim) Miller, and numerous siblings and other family members.   Tony was preceded in death by his son Cody in 2020, his Granny and Grandpa, his father Bill, his brother Bobby and his brother-in-law Matt.

Tony’s funeral will be held Friday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m., Meridian Friends Church, 1021 W Pine Ave.  A gathering will follow at the Eagles in Boise, 7025 W Overland Rd.

Please remember Tony by being kind to others and treasuring your family and friends.

Tony’s funeral will be held Friday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m., Meridian Friends Church, 1021 W Pine Ave.  A gathering will follow at the Eagles in Boise, 7025 W Overland Rd.


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    Aly Archuleta (wonacott) says

    You Are Loved, You Will Be Missed & You Will Always be Remembered….
    Until We Meet Again ♥

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    Saundra Stevens says

    Thank you for being my son, Jason’s best friend and advocate. You have an extraordinary family and friends, who will definitely miss you.

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      Kimberly, Robert and Ross Haynes-Peterson says

      Tony was a treasure of a man. A wonderful husband, father, son, cousin and friend. I admired his spirit of adventure, cheeky sense of humor, warm heart and beautiful partnership with Colleen. We will miss you deeply, but know you will always surround Colleen, Kelsey and family with love.

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    Amy Riggs (Wonacott) says

    Love you always Tony!

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    Anthony Bauer says

    Sorry for you loss my prayers are with you guys tony taught me how to weld he was an awesome boss Rest In Peace man.

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    Don and Beth Osborne says

    Colleen, we’re so sorry to learn of the passing of Tony. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family.

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    Mark and Cami Jones says

    We love you and miss you. You were always a great friend and we will always keep you in our hearts and memories. We know you will be watching over Colleen, Kelsey, your entire family and your friends it’s how you lived and it’s how it will continue. Rest in peace and ride with the Angels until we meet again.

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    Brenda Kinney says

    May You Rest In Peace. 🙏

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