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Wendy Gaylynn Neff Tonga

10/26/1966 - 05/16/2023
Service Date: 05/27/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1500 E 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ
Visitation Date: 05/27/2023
Visitation Time: 10:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Wendy Gaylynn Neff Tonga passed through the veil May 16, 2023 to her heavenly home to be reunited with her beloved Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. There to welcome her was her father Paul Neff. Wendy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Semisi Tonga, her mother Pat Neff, and seven brothers and sisters; Darrell Neff and Mary Jane, Paula and  Allen Lawes, Patti Scott, Pam and Jimmy Bryce, Brice and Sundee Neff, Brenda and Bryan Hyer, and Brenton and Kim Neff.

Wendy was born in Show Low, AZ and moved with her family to Mesa, AZ at two years old. She graduated from Mesa High School and attended Eastern Arizona College. She worked for Salt River Project as a New Business Scheduler and scheduled the lineman for 23 years. Nothing meant more to Wendy than her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Primary president, Young Womens president, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Nursery leader, and Family History Consultant. She was a dedicated family historian throughout her life. She was known for her kindness and generosity. She served friends and strangers alike, always finding opportunities to help others.

Her funeral will be held on May 27, 2023 at 11am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel on 1500 E. 6th Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204, preceded by a visitation at 10am at the same building. The dedication of grave and interment will be held at Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 following the funeral.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Pam Blackburn

    So sorry about Wendy. I found a scripture I like to share at JW.org, Acts 24:15, “there is going to be a resurrection,” I wish your family the very best for the future.

  • Tania L Barks

    Wendy was a beautiful soul. The love of her husband, family and God were her everything. She was a blessing to all who she meet. May her memory live long.
    Wendy, thank you for all our fun talks over the many years. I will miss you. KiwiTania

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