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Earlene Annette Tolman

09/30/1940 - 08/24/2018
Service Date: 09/01/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Stake Center, 933 East Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Interment: Annabella Cemetery, Annabella, Utah

Earlene Annette Tolman, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 24, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1940 in San Bernardino, California to Earl and Theo Fogg. She was the second of three children.

A life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Earlene was married to her eternal companion, Wayne Allen Tolman in the Los Angeles Temple on December 7, 1961. She served in various callings in Relief Society, Primary, and Sunday School, and was also a Seminary Teacher. In her later years, Earlene was called to serve in the Los Angeles, Columbus, and Mesa LDS Temples. She also served a proselyting mission in San Juan, Puerto Rico and another work/service mission in Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked diligently with her husband, LCSW side-by-side with victims of abuse. Earlene truly loved to give service whenever she was able to.

Earlene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who had the opportunity to know her. She always had a smile that lit up the room (which is what attracted Wayne to her) and she loved to laugh and visit whenever she had the chance. She was an avid reader, movie watcher, music listener, and part-time comedian. Whether she was playing April fools jokes on her kids, or starting water fights in the house, she was always up for a fun time.

Earlene is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Allen Tolman; parents, Earl and Theo Fogg; and brother, Gail Fogg. She is survived by her children, Beth Jensen (Larry), Todd, Andy, David (Tina), Kimberly Ririe (Mark), and Sean; brother, David Fogg; 17 grandchildren, Amanda, Jason (Alyson), Darren (Kristen), JaQue (Patrick), Lauren (Anthony), Teddy, Addison, Jessie, Erin, Cameron, Kori, Hattie (Andrew), Soraya, Canyon (Alex), Tiernan, Logan, and Stella; and 12 great-grandchildren, Michael, Sydaley, EmmaLey, Landen, Payton, Riley, Haley, Paxton, Penelope, Jaxon, Lucienne, Gracie, and Beckett.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00am, with an opportunity for visitation at 10:00am, at the LDS Mesa North Stake Center, 933 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ. Burial will be at the Annabella City Cemetery, Annabella, Utah.


  • Although it has been years since I had seen her I still remember her smiling face! RIP with your family on the other side Earlene.

  • She’s a wonderful and elect lady. My prayers are with the Toleman Family.

  • One day she popped up with a Rose for me saying Heavenly Father guided her to me

  • Earlene and I became close friends over 40 years ago in Pocatello Idaho. What a choice friendship it has been. How I love her and her family. She is one of the most spiritual women I have ever known and Wayne was her perfect companion. May peace abide in your hearts. Love you.

  • Ray and Janice Tolman

    Janice and I are so sorry for your loss. Wayne as you know was my first cousin. so we interacted a lot over the years with Earlene and Wayne. We loved Earlene and know she is happy now with Wayne. Hold on to the memories you have of her it will help you through this. We know our Savior loved her and she loved the Savior. You will have many tender mercies throughout days months and years. We know she loved her Family very much. Family is what its all about. We love each of you Family members very much. stay close to each other and make her proud. Ray and Janice Tolman.

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