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Harvey Toney

Memorial services for Harvey Milton Toney of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Toney died Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. He was 69.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1934, in Colusa, to Harvey P. and Emma Marie (Lovelace) Toney. He graduated from Fort Bragg High School, attended Shasta College in Redding, and received his master’s degree from California State University – Chico. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1961. He married Julia Ann Colbert on May 15, 1965, in Los Molinas. He worked for the Butte County Welfare Department and then for the Grass Valley School District as a school psychologist for more than 26 years. He was a member of the Grass Valley American Legion and the California Teachers Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, skin diving, gardening and the outdoors.



He is survived by his wife, Julia A. Toney of Grass Valley; daughter, Nelia Marie Toney of Sacramento; mother-in-law, Maisie Colbert of Redding; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and Marleen Colbert of Redding; sister in-law, Sandra Boone of Redding; and numerous relatives in California.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey P. Toney, in 1957; mother, Emma Marie Toney, in 1981; and brother, Jack Schoener, in 1934.




Memorial contributions may be made to an alzheimer’s society of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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