Toni M. Smith, 72, of Colona, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
Services are 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Cremation will take place prior to services at Trimble Crematory. Memorials may be made to the family.
The former Toni Marie Christensen was born August 22, 1950, in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of Milton and Bernadette (Hoegerl) Christensen. She married George Boyle on August 26, 2005, in Rock Island. He died November 25, 2021.
Toni had a lively spirit, and loved music, theater, fashion, and New York. She relished singing her heart out as she drove around town in her mustang with the top down and music loud. She could be feisty, and wasn’t known to back down from a dare. She was once challenged to race by an ambulance…she won, of course! She was an avid fan of Broadway, and attended numerous musicals with her husband, children and grandchildren over the years. The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar were a few of her favorites.
She enjoyed mountains, but fell in love with the ocean at a young age. She could be found on the beach with her Z28, and anyone who knew her would have called her a beach babe. She was incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren, and took the opportunity to brag about them every chance she got. She had a heart for taking care of others and that was reflected in both her personal and professional life.
Toni graduated from Scott Community College in 1974 with an Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Assistance. The majority of her career was spent as the Supervisor/Manager of Medical Arts Laboratory, where she was not only a hard worker and empathetic medical provider, but also brought fun to the lab culture.
Toni cared for ill family and friends with intense compassion and love. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, cat Milli, and beloved dog Lola.
Toni is survived by two children, Joshua Christensen of Moline, and Brianna Huber of Rock Island; two granddaughters, Olivia Christensen and Mikaela Slay; and three siblings, Mary Sue (Bill) Lucas, Joyce Ehrecke, and Tim Christensen. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Boyle; a sister, Janice Dain; and a brother, David Christensen.
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