On Monday, June 26, 2023, Anthony I. Randall Bosch, Jr., “Toner”, passed away at the young age of 33 in Windsor, Colorado.
Toner was born on October 28, 1989 at 7:09 p.m. in Boulder, Colorado to Anthony “Tony” and Wendy (Rios) Bosch of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Toner is the brightest and most beautiful soul who blessed our lives for too short a time. His infectious smile lit up our worlds and his “big-kid” antics always kept us laughing.
Toner is a natural athlete; he excels at every sport he tries. After getting tired of gymnastics and soccer, he pitched and played first base on a competitive baseball team while also playing basketball for the Preston Junior High Puma’s. He quickly mastered rollerblading and ice skating and shifted his focus to playing hockey. Being tall, he had the strength, stride and speed as a defenseman to beat his own offensive line down the ice to score!
During his youth, as a family, and always with extra kids in tow, we spent summers on our boat, camping, swimming and cliff jumping; spending weeks at Lake Powell, Glendo and nearby waters. Many cherished memories were made at Lake Powell over the years, hunting for hidden treasures and exploring.
Toner graduated from Fossil Ridge High School in 2008 where he met his wife, Molly Billadeau. Together they created their family of five. Breckyn Elyse was born first in 2010, followed by Anthony Brayden Thomas, III in 2011 and lastly Brynlee Maxine in 2016. He is a proud father spending countless hours at the ballfield cheering them on and quietly coaching from the sidelines. Nearly every evening, he would spend the last few hours of sunlight playing catch with the kids.
Toner’s work career started right out of high school as a busser at Outback Steak House where he quickly learned what he didn’t want to do. He started as a tire technician with T & T Tire in Windsor, Colorado soon after. He then found his calling in the oil and gas business. He started with Select Energy Services in the well testing division where he worked his way up to Pumper. He was then hired by Bill Barett, then High Point Energy advancing to Lease Operator III with his current company Civitas Resources. He oversees 14 large locations with nearly 100 well sites. He supervises 24 field teammates and a handful of office staff. Tony fully enjoys his job and everyone he works with. The guys on his team call him “Tony the Tiger” and “Keanu” and describe him as one of the most intelligent men with whom they ever had the privilege of working.
Toner is an amazing son who will be eternally missed. As a child he was always busy and happy. He would wake up, strap on his rollerblades and play with friends until the sun went down. He grew to be a responsible adult and was always the first to offer help to anyone. It is heartwarming as a parent to see how ingrained fatherhood is in him. It is always endearing to watch him hug and kiss Brynlee, give Brayden a high five and a few batting tips, and quickly smack Breckyn on the behind as a proud congratulations for a home run. Toner also immensely loves his siblings, Alexia, and her husband, Jack; Andrew, and Andrew’s fiancé, Maddie. Growing up, the three kids became a close-knit trio that continues to this day. Friends fondly comment in admiration of our family’s bond and love for one another.
Toner is an old soul with a huge heart, always able to see the big picture and intuitively recognizes when and where help is necessary. He senses people's hidden vulnerabilities and innately protects them. He is always willing to help his mother paint, hang wallpaper, build scaffolding, whatever is necessary for her interior design business. He hates the work but he always helps when asked and with a wing span of 6’5”, work gets done quickly. They have worked together since Toner was 16 and are a seamless team, each knowing the order of business without even having to communicate.
Toner is the best older brother anyone could ask for. He makes it easy to look up to him as everything he did and said came from a place of love. He truly was the first one there whenever anyone asked for help; no matter what it was, or how inconvenient it was for him. He was always right there with a smile on his face (mostly because he was making fun of you for being in that situation in the first place). Nevertheless, he was the glue that held our family together and no one will ever be able to take his place.
Tony is an extremely proud dad and always puts his family first. From watching kids shows, to teaching them how to ride bikes, to playing catch until they couldn’t see the ball anymore. It takes a special dad to have kids who are involved in sports yearround. Although his family's free time is minimal, he always takes time to go outside, play catch and perfect his own pitching skills while the kids swing their bats. He spent countless hours with all 3 kids doing what they love most. Tony and his family share a special bond through sports. You could always find him at the ball fields or courtside watching his kids' games. If for some reason he couldn’t be there in person, he was always livestreaming their events. There was no one prouder to talk about his kids and all of their achievements than Tony. Even though he won't be here in person we will all continue to take him along for the ride.
We love you, Toner. Always have. Always will. You will remain Forever Loved. Tony is survived by his wife, Molly Billadeau, their three children, Breckyn, Brayden and Brynlee; his mother and father, Wendy and Tony Bosch; his sister, Alexia (Jack) Beard; his brother, Andrew (Maddie Hendricks) Bosch; his grandparents, Freddie and Janice Rios; his aunt, Pam (Robert Callum) Rios; his cousin, Zachary Callum; his aunt, Mischelle (Jim Gilliland) Copeland; his cousin, Nicole (Daniel) Horton; his uncle, Tim (Carol) Bosch; his cousins, Kathrine (Mike) Watada and Samantha (Colton) Shoults; his mother-in-law, Jo Billadeau; and many loving great aunts, uncles, second cousins and countless friends.
He is predeceased by his great-grandparents, Cecil and Genevieve Randall; his grandfather, Anton Bosch; his father-in-law, Tom Billadeau; and his cousin, Christopher Copeland.
A memorial service will be held at Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colorado on Thursday, July 6 at 2 pm Mountain Time. A reception will follow the service. Donations can be made in his honor to support his young family and are greatly appreciated. (https://gofund.me/b0efebee)