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Official Obituary of

Tonia Louise Lyman

August 22, 1955 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Tonia Lyman Obituary

Tonia Louise Lyman, also known as Toni, was born on August 22, 1955, in Great Falls, MT. She
passed away on February 28th , 2024 at the age of 68, after a long battle with cancer, in her
home near Cotopaxi, CO while surrounded by loved ones.


Toni was a devoted wife to her husband, Marc, a loving mother to her daughter, Dannette
Daedlow (Chad), and her daughter-in-law Karena (Reynolds) Lyman. She was a cherished
grandmother to her 5 grandchildren – Samantha, Caden, Amberly, Tristan, and Cameron. She is
survived by her husband, daughters, grandchildren, her brother Eugene Regan (Caroline), her
sister Carla Regan, her brother Kevin Regan (Mary), 4 nieces, 4 nephews, and numerous
supportive family members.


She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Lyman; her father, Billie Eugene Regan; her
mother, Gladys Ione (Haab) Regan; her paternal grandparents, Frank & Vera (Hill) Regan, and
her maternal grandparents, August and Linda (Kummer) Haab.
Toni’s educational journey started when she attended Morningside Elementary School, followed
by East Jr. High, and she graduated from C.M.Russell High School (1973) in Great Falls, MT.
She attended Montana State University to earn her Bachelors degree and later earned a
Masters degree from Denver University. In her career before college, Toni worked as a lifeguard
and swimming instructor. After college, Toni was a dedicated science and math teacher at Dean
Morgan Middle School in Casper, WY from 1976-1981 and later at South Middle School in
Aurora, CO from 1985-2010. She retired in 2010 and began serving as a co-ranger and summer
camp director at Camp Tahosa for 14 years, alongside her soulmate, Marc.


Toni’s love of teaching and learning carried over to her many interests and hobbies. She grew
up in Scouting with Camp Fire Girls of America, earning the highest achievement of WoHeLo
Medallion (equivalent to the Eagle Scout award) and continued to foster and share her love of
the outdoors through mentoring groups in Camp Fire Girls, Girls Scouts of America, and Boy
Scouts of America. Hiking, fishing, caving, canoeing, fossil hunting and scuba diving were some
of her favorite hobbies. She also loved attending plays, square dancing, playing cards & board
games, and traveling to visit family. She was passionate about all things crafty and creative,
especially embroidery, crocheting, and sewing and was quite talented at each of them.
Toni’s heavy involvement with the Boy Scouts reinforced her values to live by the Scout Oath
and Law. She was a natural born leader, known for her “family first” mentality and pragmatic
approach to solving problems. She found joy being surrounded by family and friends, whether it
was on vacation, at a family reunion, or a small get together. She was loved/adored by all, loved
her family deeply, and had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She (along
with Marc) was always very supportive and could often be found at their school, sports or other
extra curricular activities cheering them on. They absolutely loved spending time with her and
could feel her abundant love, care and concern for them. Her family could also feel the same
sentiments.

She was most proud of the life she had built with her husband, Marc, throughout their 47.5
years of marriage and her family. Her greatest regret was not being able to be here physically to
celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, but it (and she) will be celebrated by our family.
Cremation will take place at Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City, CO.


Memorial/celebration of life services will be held in the Denver area. A time and place will be
announced via Facebook in the near future.


Toni’s legacy of love, leadership, and devotion to her family and friends will never be forgotten.
May she rest in peace.

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