Tonie Louise (Day) Welch

February 18, 1947April 7, 2018
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Tonie Louise (Day) Welch, age 71, of San Angelo, Texas passed away on Saturday April 7, 2018. Tonie was born February 18, 1947 in Electra, Texas to Mildred Day and Hurchel Day. Tonie graduated from Central High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Angelo State University. Tonie chose a career in education for San Angelo ISD working as a Special Education Teacher Assistant. She was married to Gerald Lee Welch on April 28, 1973, they spent many happy years together before his passing in 1989. Tonie is survived by; son Jerry Welch; and daughter Leslie Maynard; sister Nyoka Gillet; granddaughters Kylie Maynard and Holly Gibbs. She also leaves to cherish her memories numerous nieces and nephews and other family members Tonie was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Welch; father Hurchel Day and mother Mildred Day. A visitation for Tonie will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Johnson's Funeral Home from 6-8 pm with a graveside service following on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Johnson's Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, 4989 FM Highway 1223, San Angelo, Texas 76905. Contributions in Tonie's memory may be made to American Transplant Foundation, 600 17th Street, Suite 2515S, Denver, Colorado, 80202 or to a charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Welch family.


  • Jerry Welch, Son
  • Leslie Maynard, Daughter
  • Kylie Maynard, Granddaughter
  • Holly Gibbs, Granddaughter
  • Nyoka Gillet, Sister
  • Gerald Welch, Husband
  • Hurchel Day, Father
  • Mildred Day, Mother
  • Nieces, Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews

  • American Transplant Foundation


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Tonie Louise (Day) Welch

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John Rollins

May 8, 2018

Jerry and Leslie, we were so sad to hear of Toni's passing. Dee and I have many happy memories of our two families in San Angelo during the 1970s and early 1980s. Gerald was best man at our wedding in 1970 and we enjoyed living on the same street with you when we moved to San Angelo in 1976. In fact, I often wonder what my job future would have been like had your dad not suggested I apply for a job with GTE. Both your parents were so supportive of us during our move to San Angelo. I am so sorry we got the announcement late and were not able to be there for the funeral. We will pass this information on to Paul and Julia.

Christine Scott

April 13, 2018

I met Tonie our first year in college and she has been a good friend since. I have many good memories of the trips we took over the years. We celebrated our birthdays in February. Once a month we delivered meals and she was the best navigater. She has been such a part of my life for so long and I already miss her. Words can't express how sorry I am for the family.

Sheran Minton Prather

April 12, 2018

The Central High School Class of 1965 sends our sympathy to Tonie’s family.

Donna Sommerfeld

April 12, 2018

There was always such a quiet elegance about Aunt Tonie. She is one of the strongest women I know. Life was not always easy for her, but she always handled whatever situation she was put in with strength, and dignity, and grace. I know Tonie loved her family dearly. Her children and her grandchildren were her world. I can't imagine the homecoming and happy reunions that took place when she entered her heavenly home on April 7th. She will be missed by all who loved her. My prayers are with Jerry, Leslie, Kylie, and Holly as they are faced with traveling forward on this journey without her physical presence here on this earth. May those of us who love her and love the Lord find comfort in knowing that in only a little while, we will be reunited with her again. Love you Aunt Tonie!