Jonathan Don Tolliver, age 41, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2019 in California.
Born in Coos Bay, Oregon, Jon grew up in Alger, Washington and graduated from Burlington High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a proud graduate of the Portland Art Institute. Most recently he had worked for UPS in Angels Camp, California.
Jon was an artist, a loving stepfather and husband, and a good man with a great sense of humor. In his adult life, he found a home in California and loved being part of the Angels Camp community. Some of his proudest moments were receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the Portland Art Institute and his art showing in Portland after his graduation, receiving recognition for his wine label design, and his work as a crime scene forensic animator. He married Karen Kirkman two years ago and was honored to be a stepfather to her three children.
Ever since moving to Angels Camp, Jon had been trying to convince his family to come down and visit for the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. Family and friends will gather at the Jubilee this May to celebrate his life. Check back here for details closer to the date.
Jon leaves behind him his wife Karen (Kirkman) Tolliver; three stepchildren; parents Don & Karen Tolliver; stepsister Riann (John), brother Alex, and sister Kayde (Jenn); along with many loving family and friends.