David Alan Toles loved the outdoors. He loved fishing and being in the mountains and around water. He also enjoyed golfing with his family. He was an amazing historian and would tell many factual and historical stories from recollection. He also enjoyed cooking and became very accomplished at it. He had a deep love and consideration for family and friends and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. He was a good, good man.
Alan passed peacefully on July 7, 2018, due to complications following prolonged respiratory disease. He was 70 years old.
Alan was born on June 14, 1948 in Ely, Nevada to his parents, Robert Jesse Toles and Maxine Skinner Toles. Upon graduating from White Pine High School in 1966 he enlisted in the Air Force. Alan separated from the Air Force in 1970, and was honorably discharged in 1972 at the rank of Sergeant.
Alan was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans Association of America, Chapter 744. We are proud of his service to our country.
He retired from gold mining in 2012 and enjoyed retirement by traveling to see family and fishing. He continuously educated himself in cooking and history.
Alan is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Gale Toles, as well as his daughter, Tamara Toles.
At Alan’s request, there will be no services. He asked in lieu of flowers, to consider making donations to the Nevada NSPCA or the Nevada Humane Society in honor of his love for animals. Or if so wished, planting a lilac bush in his memory.
Alan requested to be buried in his hometown, Ely, Nevada. He never liked goodbyes so we will just say, we love you, we miss you and we will be seeing you later.