Alton Ellis Tolson

August 10, 1946 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 74)


Alton Ellis Tolson

August 10, 1946 ~ June 7, 2021 


Alton Ellis Tolson, our loving husband, brother, father, great-grandfather, and uncle went on to his next adventure, Monday, in Brigham City, Utah, surrounded by his family. Alton was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Carrie Olds and Fred Tolson.

Al would say that his greatest adventure in his life was his 7 children, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave him great joy, love and purpose.

Al served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War, married Luellen Luke, and later married Amy Hallissey. Although during his life, Al lived in many different states and cities he called Utah his home. Al retired from the FAA in 2001 and went on to work at the Ogden Weber Technical College. His passions in life included fly fishing, woodworking, hiking, and spending time with his family.  

Al is survived by his wife, Amy Hallissey; his brother, Steve Tolson; his 7 children, Traci (Roger), Dawn Rayne, David (Holly), Jody (Garrett), Michael (Kristina), Carrie (Josh) and Matthew (Sarah); 19 grandchildren Nicole, Jimmy, Hayden, Danielle, Morgan, Logan, Jenessa, Kevin, River, Sage, Hunter, Ella, Emma, Bailey, Emberlee, Austin, Alexee, Winter, and Keaton; and 4 great-grandchildren, Kiersta, Izzie Lynn, William and Warren.

A celebration of Al's life will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. We invite friends and family to gather during this time to remember Al's remarkable legacy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an outdoor preservation organization or to a cancer research fund in his name.


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Celebration of Life
June 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary
3408 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84401

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