Tyler Lee Boothby

March 15, 1978May 18, 2019

Tyler L. Boothby, 41, passed away May 18, 2019 in Toledo. He was born March 15, 1978 in Lima, Ohio to Les and Linda Boothby.

Tyler attended Elida High School and got his GED from Apollo Career Center. He had lived in Toledo for the last year and a half. At the Zepf Center in Toledo, he gained sobriety, worked for the center and mentored others. He was always willing to help anyone no matter what their struggle was, he wanted to help them make a better life for themselves. Tyler was working toward becoming a counselor assistant.

In addition to his parents, Tyler is survived by his children, Aaron Boothby and Molly Boothby; a brother, Damon (Jen) Boothby, a sister, Amber (Matt) Smith, his nephews, Jordan, Skyler, Chris and Noah; his nieces, McKayla, Mattie and Avery; and his grandmother, Mary Lou Bok. Tyler had a great admiration for all animals, and a special love for dogs.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME, with Dan Telford, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida. Family and friends may call Thursday, May 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Aaron’s Foundation (having checks written to Aaron Boothby). Online condolences can be left at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 23, 2019


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Janice Willard

May 26, 2019

To the family of Tyler: My son considered him a very close friend and confidant who has helped him through some very rough times on his way to recovery. Please know his struggles were not in vain, he has helped many people with his warmth and caring ways. Keep his memories safe and warm in your hearts! With love and prayers Janice Willard

Denise Lyons

May 25, 2019

I never knew your son but my son did through his recovery at Salvation army. I'm so sorry for your loss! My prayers and condolences to the family! My son is in heaven also 1/3/17 Chris.

Jennifer Mayer

May 24, 2019

I just adored Tyler! He always had kind words when we talked. He was soooo very caring 2 everyone, a heart of gold he definitely had. All my love and prayers 2 u all.

Rich Reed

May 24, 2019

Tyler was a comfort to anyone around him. His character was one that could be trusted without hesitation. I believe Tyler loved people and was so clearly good natured simply because he valued the sanctity of life. It was apparent in the way he listened to and treated those around him. Wise, trustworthy, humorous and accepting.
I know you are in a better place, you will still be missed dearly. I am fortunate to have had you in my life.

Kurt Andrews

May 23, 2019

Today is a very sad day. I knew Tyler for the last year. He was special in a lot of ways. Always in a good mood and infectious with his humor. He was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He always had time to talk and was genuinely concerned how things were going in other peoples lives. I will always remember Tyler for the giving, happy person he was. R.I.P Tyler fly high with my brother Kyle Andrews!

Lacie Chambers

May 21, 2019

Tyler was an amazing person inside& out!! Hes helped me so much in my recovery! HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY OF US FROM ZEPF...IT WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM HERE.....PRAYERS TO Tyler's family n friends!!!

John Ehrnsberger

May 21, 2019

Tyler Boothby was a great human being. One of his greatest characteristics was his great sense of humor. He could bring a smile to your face. His infectious smile and his grin were the things that come to mind. We worked together at Nash Finch. His older brother Damon also worked with us. I could tell him and Damon were close. They had an unspoken bond. I offer my condolences to his family.

Tracy Frankhouser

May 21, 2019

Tyler was a classmate of mine. He was sweet and loving! He had an amazing personality and his laugh was contagious. He would light up a room with his smile. I now live in Florida so I will not be able to attend but wanted to send love and prayers to the family. He will be missed by everyone.

Larry and sharon Vandemark

May 21, 2019

Les and Linda, so sorry to hear about Tyler . I remember him from soccer and when I worked in the bulldog inn. He was always polite and smiling. Sorry we are going out of town and can't make visitation. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.