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Jaren Lambert Tolman

07/30/1919 - 06/28/2015
Service Date: 07/04/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, San Tan Stake Center, 4170 South Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert, AZ

Jaren L. Tolman, loving husband, father, grandpa, son, brother and friend, passed away on June 28, 2015, at the age of 95 years old.

Jaren lived a life of service not only to his family and church, but to his community and his country. He served as a Captain in the United States Army during World War II. Upon his return home, he began a life-long career as an educator in Logan, Utah. In 1948 Jaren moved to Mesa, Arizona, where he continued his career as a high school math teacher in Mesa Public Schools for 30 years, and completed his career as the Assistant Principal of Kino Jr. High. Jaren dedicated himself to serving the Lord and the Church throughout his life. He served as a Bishop of the Mesa 27th Ward before he served as Temple Recorder in 1991. The Tolmans were blessed to serve a mission in the state of Mississippi as well as in Superior, Arizona.

Jaren is survived by his wife of 70 years, Norma Tolman, his children and their spouses, Robert and Marlene Tolman, Bonnie Kottraba, Janet and Ivan Johnson, and Reed and Debbie Tolman, his 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sat., July 4, 2015 at the Santan Stake Center, 4170 S. Ranch House Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ 85298, with a viewing from 8:30-9:45 AM and funeral at 10 AM. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • The Williams Family

    My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathies

  • Donna Goin Malherbe

    My prayers and condolences to the Tolman family. FAMILIES ARE FOREVER

  • Brother Tolman I’m sure you know by now that I’m not the one that threw that eraser at Mr. Held. I can still feel the sting of that paddle though!

  • Eldred, Thora and Della Cluff

    What a wonderful man and great bishop.

  • Janice Bloomer

    Prayers and hugs to your family.

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