May 8, 1918 - August 17, 2017
Agnes E. "Jeri" Tohl died peacefully August 17 at the age of 99 in Phoenix, Oregon. She was born May 8, 1918 in Wapato, Washington to Alvin and Alfleda Wheeler.
Jeri attended high school in Kerby, Ore. but graduated from Corvallis High School. She attended Oregon State University and Business College. She married Bert Day in Anchorage, Alaska. They had three children, Nancy, Marsha, and Douglas. After they divorced, she moved back to the Rogue Valley, where she raised her family. Jeri set about teaching them hard work and perseverance. Her children remember her as a kind, happy, and driven mother who encouraged them to pursue their dreams and goals.
She worked for years at BLM and ran their timber sales. She was a fun-loving individual who loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved the beach, camping, playing cards, playing the piano, dancing, and entertaining.
After her family was raised, she transferred to BLM in Tillamook, where she met and married Ralph Tohl. Together they traveled cross-country, took cruises, and attended many jazz festivals where they loved to dance. They lived in Tillamook and then Salem until Ralph’s passing, when she moved back to southern Oregon. After moving back to southern Oregon, she was active in a group for the blind as she suffered from macular degeneration.
She is survived by her children, Marsha Boettcher, Douglas Day (Judy), and Nancy Olson-Jones (David), all of the Rogue Valley; grandchildren, Ian (Shay), Allegra (Bryan), Josh, Robbie, Kara (Wesley), Nicole, and Gabe (Rose); and great-grandchildren, Tessa, Paige, Isaak, Jax, and Jade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Tohl; granddaughter, Sydney Boettcher; and grandson, Hollis Olson.
A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. September 2, 2017 at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR, with a reception to follow at Dave & Nancy’s home in Talent. Wesley Towne and PK Hallinan will officiate the memorial. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jeri’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. The family would like to thank the residents, caregivers, and staff at Northridge Center for their love and care of our mom.