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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:15 AM

Obituary - Toni K. Grondin

A celebration of Toni’s life will be held at the Fallon Theater on Saturday June 22nd from 2:00 PM until about 5:00 PM.
Obituary - Toni K. Grondin

Toni K. Grondin passed away peacefully in her sleep with her husband by her side at 7:06 PM March 20, 2024. She fought the good fight for six months following several life-threatening illnesses but eventually succumbed to liver disease.  Toni was born on April 14, 1952, in a small town somewhere in Minnesota. Growing up, Toni did not know her real identity or who all her siblings were (5 total) until sometime after graduation from high school in Kalama Washington. After two unsuccessful marriages Toni set off on her own, eventually moving to Sparks, NV where she found new beginnings and new friends. Working as a bartender at several local bars in the Reno and Sparks area, Toni always greeted one and all with a warm welcome and a beautiful smile on her face. (Who says, you can’t find love in a bar…I did and married her too!)

In 2011 Toni suggested we buy a house and move to Fallon, where I grew up and we had family. It was the right place to live at the right time in our lives. After several years of being friendly, open and outgoing whenever encountering a friend or stranger in the local stores or anywhere she went, Toni wanted to get a job working with the public again. She went to work as a part-time deli clerk making salads at Safeway for 5 years ending in 2022. A job she really loved doing until her health started to decline.

Toni is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard A. Grondin, a son from her 1st marriage, Brooks (Amy) Chadderton, of Renton Washington, and a brother, Steven R. (Michaelene) Thomas of Vancouver, Washington.

A celebration of Toni’s life will be held at the Fallon Theater on Saturday June 22nd from 2:00 PM until about 5:00 PM. All are welcome to say a few kind words, sing along, dance or just join in the fellowship with the family and friends of Toni K Grondin.


Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt