Jacob "JT" Allen Tonkinson
- February 26, 2012
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Jacob, I remember you since the beginning of 6th grade. We didn't know each other very well, but I could tell that you were a great guy, despite my shyness. I'm sure that God and your Grandpa are laughing at your jokes and I hope you are doing fine up there. Things down here are fine, and I pray that your family is doing okay after their loss. I'm sure we'll meet again.-Big D.
Posted by: Daniel Gugliotta - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Aug 03, 2012
I did this a while ago but I was thinking about him today. I saw someone wearing orange sneakers and his face came to mind. This is proof he will never be forgotten. I still miss him even though we didn't really know eachother. I can only imagine what Shea and his parents are going through. I send my prayers to them every night. My mom (Mrs. Huber) wants me to let you know she still thinks of him too.
Posted by: Mariah Huber - Caring Person Jun 25, 2012
Patty, I'm so sorry for your loss. I used to love hearing about the twins when they were little. You always had the most wonderful stories to tell about them. You're family is in my prayers.
Posted by: Lauri Ott Jaramillo - Albuquerque, NM - CTS Co-Worker Apr 18, 2012
I cannot begin to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I remember when your babies were born. Jacob and Shea have been a part of my morning prayers from the very day they were born and will continue to be in my prayers for the rest of my life. Jacob and Shea were fighters from the very start and they inspired me 14 years ago with the fight they had in them. They were so tiny
Posted by: Jodi Romero - Albuquerque, NM - Friend and former co-worker Apr 10, 2012
Susan Johnson, a parent of 3 children who did or continue to play ball at Roadrunner. Nate Johnson, a former player at Roadrunner and Eldorado High School and Terry Dolan a former umpire at Roadrunner offer our sincere compassion and condolences.
We would like to share with you a poem :
The Plan Of The
Our lives are but fine weavings that God and we prepare. Each life becomes
a fabric, planned and fashioned in
Posted by: Susan Johnson, Nate Johnson, Terry Dolan - Albuquerque, NM - Known through Roadrunner BB. Mar 09, 2012
You and your family certainly have a special place in my heart, and even though I never did meet ‘JT’ in person, I will forever remember how often, and with what enthusiasm you talked about your children. They seemed to bring you endless joy that will forever be remembered – you are such an awesome loving mom and I am so deeply saddened at the sudden loss of Jacob.
I share in your tears, grief and sorrow, as my heart and
Posted by: Rita S. - Newport Beach, CA - Friend - former coworker Mar 05, 2012
Since the day I met Jacob in 4th grade, I knew that he would be one of the greatest friends I would ever have. Jacob had an extraordinary smile that nobody could ever forget. His smile alone would put people in a better mood. I remember Jacob always getting the answer first during class. He was talented in every aspect of life and had the greatest personality somebody could have. I guess you could say there's only 1 in a
Posted by: Zachary Gonzales - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 05, 2012
I didn't know JT but when I herd about this I cried. I am so sorry for the whole family. He is still with the family even if they can't see him. I am truly sorry for this said unexpected lose.
Posted by: Morgan neel - Alburquerque, NM - Didn't really know him Mar 05, 2012
My sympathy goes out to Jacob's family after going through an awful event like this. I remember Jacob happy and willing to help with anything. While he was working the concessions at an AGS meet he was having so much fun. He helped me whenever I needed and never complained about working. He was a great helper and will be missed by many.
Posted by: Andrew Yourick Mar 04, 2012
I didn't know Jacob that much. But i know that when i had a bad day or when i wasn't happy, his smile lit up the world. It seemed to make everything better. And his shoes....i fell over them one time. and when he tried to help me up, he fell. I will always remember him. My prayers go out to Shea, and her parents. I could not imagine this happening but i hope they realise how much support they have. Our family included. we love you Jacob!!! And we will always remember you!
Posted by: Mariah Huber - Albuquerque, NM Mar 03, 2012
Jacob was amazing.he was always smiling amd laughing and full of such joy.he spread cheer to everyone who knew him and he was always making new friends.i was a very lucky and blessed person to have known jacob.he always said to look for him in the crowd at my basketball games and that he would be cheering for me. I cant do that now.his orange shoes and his jokes that were horrible but hilarious.jacob also had the best pick up
Posted by: Alicia Aragon - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 03, 2012
Jacob was a great person with an amazing personality. He made everyone smile, and was always in the best of moods. He wore orange kicks like everyday, and he was really bad at math but those were things that made him Jacob. I love this kid, and miss him dearly, but he's watching over us and because of that I am able to smile.
Posted by: Sydnee Pruett - Albquerque, NM - friend (: Mar 03, 2012
Jacob was my best friend and will always be.
I knew he was a good kid and that nothing will get him down.
His smile always brought me joy.
I will never forget Jacob and those orange shoes...
Ill miss you..
Posted by: Mikey Giordano - Albuquerque, NM - Bestfriend Mar 03, 2012
I remember when I was having one awful week. I was sitting by myself at lunch and Jacob came out of his way to talk to me. He listened to me and just told me it would be okay. And with that smile of his who could doubt him???<3 bus being him talking matter honestly remember about the didnt that things i with>
Posted by: Madison LaBerge - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 03, 2012
Jacob was an amazing person. He always put a smile on my face, and reached out to others to make new friends, and help old ones. Everyone at school knew and loved him. He would go out of his way and spend his entire day just to make one person smile. His personality and presence made people laugh, and he was a great friend to all. I am praying for you, the family, and it was an honor to attend
Posted by: Madi Haas - Friend:) Mar 03, 2012
Jacob was such a great friend(: He always had a joke to tell and had a smile on his face. The orange basketball shoes he had were great, the first day I saw him with them on he was wearing plaid shorts and a collared shirt that didn't match them but he still made them work. I would start my week with one of his funny little comments in smartlab. I never saw him play baseball or golf but I'm
Posted by: Estrella Madrigal - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 03, 2012
I did not know Jacob very well, or for very long, but I remember always seeing a smile on his face. He would wave or say hi to me every time he passed me. I miss him so much already, even though I didn't know him very well. He live a short but good life. He was always happy. I miss Jacob, and my prayers go out to his twin sister and loving parents.
Posted by: Tauby Mintz - friend Mar 03, 2012
So many memories I have of Jacob & Shea. All the way back to the first day I met him in his boldly colored shirt at Jaylynn's birthday party in the 4th grade. He was the life of the party and kept us laughing. He could always spark a smile or a laugh. I loved going on the field trips with their classes in part because of him and his jovial ways as he kept the kids laughing and enjoying
Posted by: Cassie King (Jaylynn's Mom) - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 02, 2012
Jacob was a friend of my grandson Noah Myers and I have been praying for your family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Posted by: Connie Gann Mar 02, 2012
Jacob was a BEST friend to everyone, especially to Mikey, Patrick and Stacy. We all miss him dearly. Wishes to all of his loved ones, family and friends. There are so many reason we will remember him by: his BRIGHT FLORESCENT NEON ORANGE SHOES, his SMILE TO BRIGHTEN EVERYONE'S DAY, when we are having a bad day he would cheer us right up:), and HIS ENERGY OUT ON THE BASKETBALL COURT. There are so many more more wonderful things about
Posted by: Bella Kelley - Albuquqerque, NM - Friend Mar 02, 2012
We are praying God's comfort and peace to be with you all during this sad time. We are so sorry for your tragic loss. JT will be missed by so many, he touched so many lives. May God be with you and comfort you always.
Posted by: Jason Cason and Family - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 02, 2012
My sincere sympathy to all your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you! May God bring you strength during this difficult time!
Posted by: Jo Antenucci (jazzercise) - Albuquerque, NM Mar 02, 2012
JT was loved by the Crosby family and will be missed. We all admired him so much and he was a great example of how we all should live our lives. You all will continue to be in our prayers.
Connie, David, Cody and Clay Crosby
Posted by: Connie Crosby - Albuqueruqe, NM - Friend Mar 02, 2012
Patty, Tim, and Shea, you are in my thoughts and prayers always. I always thought there would be more time to do things with Jacob and become closer but that will never happen now. He lit up a room when he smiled and he made me laugh.He was definitely more talented on the WII than I was and loved proving that! I know there is a big hole in your hearts but you will always have him with you and
Posted by: Lynda - friend Mar 02, 2012
Tim, Patty and Shea,
Jacob was and will always be a special person in our lives and in all those he touched. From the first time we met him, he always made his teammates and all those around him feel welcomed and special. It is my hope that he is doing a"happy dance" in heaven to settle his fears and focus on his next task. I am sorry that he left us so early in his young life but happy to
Posted by: Kathleen, Brennan, Will and Alora Lucero - Albuquerque, NM - Friends Mar 02, 2012
My heartfelt condolences, There are no words to express the sadness about your son's death. You are in my toughts and prayers.
Posted by: marja - Camp Hill, PA Mar 02, 2012
Jacob brought joy to everyone he encountered. He will be missed and remembered by many people. You are all in my thoughts.
Posted by: Delise Hoy - ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Former teacher and family friend Mar 02, 2012
You and your family have a special place in our heart and we are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your dearest son and twin brother, Jacob.
We wish we could find words to ease your pain. Losing a child is one of the saddest life challenges and words that can give you true comfort are difficult to find.
We share in your tears, grief and sorrow. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time and send you our love from accross the globe.
Beata, Tom & Antoni Krason
Posted by: Beata Wandachowicz-Krason - Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Co-Worker Mar 02, 2012
On behalf of the AFD firefighters & R16 & E9 crews who responded to JT we extend our deepest condolences, sincere prayers & thoughts to JT's family, friends, coach's & fellow team mates. It grieves us much to lose a child and witness the broken hearts of a family. We stand with you, weep with you and pray for you and from the depths of our hearts know that JT will be waiting to throw a few balls with us
Posted by: AFD Chaplain Division - Albuquerque, NM Mar 02, 2012
Tim and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you. I hope you find comfort and peace from your memories and thoughts of your son.
Karla Torrez Archuleta
Posted by: Karla Torrez - Albuquerque, NM Mar 02, 2012
JT was such a wonderful and amazing young man. He always lit up the people he was around by his smile and personality. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a coach for JT. He blessed me in so many ways that I will forever be thankful. JT was the example of what a young athlete should be. He always put his team first. From hitting the ball or getting a walk, JT always got on base
Posted by: Don Amy Noah Dylan Myers - Albq, NM - RR Coach Family Friend Mar 01, 2012
I am so very sad to hear this news. You are such a wonderful mom and I will never forget how often you endearingly talked about your children. My heartfelt condolences over your loss. May God give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.
Posted by: Debbie Smith - Bothell, WA - co worker Mar 01, 2012
Patty, so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Way too young to go but he is in heaven with his grandfather... His love will continue to shine in your heart as you remembe the way he always made you smile. Recent book that I just read that may bring some healing to you and your family is "Heaven is Real" by Todd Burpo. You are in my thoughts and prayers... big Virtual hug to you.
Posted by: Feye Woods - Marysville, WA - co-worker - Philips Mar 01, 2012
Jacob was a really good guy, we had been friends since 4th and played on the same baseball team. We had a lot of good times that I will never forget. Me and the Jackals are gonna miss him greatly.
Posted by: Chris Carr - Albuquerque, NM - Friends Mar 01, 2012
To the Tonkinson Family -- We were on a bus tour last week with Norlene and she asked all of us to pray for Jacob. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences.
Posted by: Ronnie Mather - Albuquerque, NM - friend of Norlene's Mar 01, 2012
JT was the sweetest most loving boy ive ever met...he had a personality and smile you could never forget! He was a great friend and he's someone you could never forget. He may be gone but he surely will never be forgotten...me and my family are praying for the Tonkinson Family...Shea I am especially praying for you because you are JT's twin and there's a connection between you two that no one will ever understand even though he is gone
Posted by: Rashaan Marrow - albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 01, 2012
I am a mother of 14 yr old twins, Dominic & Jazmine. . While I dont know JT or your family, my heart breaks to hear about the passing of your precious JT. I pray that you all will be comforted by the love and prayers that I know surround you. . .God bless you all. S
Posted by: Susan Mar 01, 2012
All I can say is, "I'm praying for your family."
Posted by: Rosalie Lopez Spinello - Albuquerque, NM - High school friend to Patty Mar 01, 2012
Patty and Family,
Your in my prayers.
Posted by: Michelle Gaudette - rio rancho, NM Mar 01, 2012
Jacob was an endearing young man. He will be greatly missed. My memory that I want to share is the time that the class put on big production, poetry, songs and a play. Jacob and Daniel were like TV announcers reporting the news during the play. I loved having Jacob in my class: smart, talented, and caring.
My heart goes out Tim, Patti, and Shay.
Posted by: Sandra Hoogeboom Brown - NM - 3rd grade teacher Mar 01, 2012
Patti & family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ed & Renee Kraft
Posted by: Ed Kraft - Bismarck, ND - Cousin Mar 01, 2012
Tim,Patty. Aunt Anita and Uncle Earl.
So sorry to hear about Jacob. I know your grieve feel unbearable now but know that he is in heaven with family and that he is watching over you now. Our love to all. Pip and Mike
Posted by: Beverly(Pip) Bernard - Edgewood, NM - 2nd cousin Mar 01, 2012
R.I.P. JT we love u man, you were a great young man on and off the filed. you always had a smile on your face i never saw u sad, mad or anything else. i know you watching over all of us u will be missed i know your in a better place right now. you were a great baseball player and a good sport.
Posted by: francisco montano - albuquerque, NM - baseball friend Mar 01, 2012
Sending prayers and love your way.
Posted by: Heidi Draper - Albuquerque, NM - Friend of family Mar 01, 2012
It is with much sadness that I learned of Jacob's passing. When we started Mid School Golf, we strived to make golf a life lesson for the kids, and to see them grow into not just good golfers, but great individuals.
Jacob represents the core of our efforts. He was always first to sign in, hanging around to see how he did, and a great competitor. In addition, he was so respected by all, and a treasure to have known.
Posted by: Tim Davis Mid School Golf UNM Hooligans - Alb, NM - coach and freind Mar 01, 2012
Nothing i can say will make the pain go away but know in your heart of hearts that so many people are praying and thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry. God Bless, Monica
Posted by: Monica Fresquez - ABQ, NM - family friend Mar 01, 2012
Patty and family,
May Gods blessings be over you and your family during this time and know that your son is in heaven with our heavenly God and the angels.
May God Bless you Patty and your family!!
Posted by: Yvette Romero Aragon - Albuqueruqe, NM - Went to school with Patty Mar 01, 2012
Patti, Tim,Earl, and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jt, We know the pain and hurt you are experiencing.Just remember he will always be with you and watching over you. He is your guardian angel. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by: Lori and James Lee - Edgewood, NM - friend Mar 01, 2012
Tim and Patty:
So sorry for your loss. JT was a great kid. Wonderful attitude. We cannot imagine what you are going through but know that JT is in heaven and is smiling down on all of us.
God bless you all.
Posted by: Joe/Lisa/Joseph Standley - Albuquerque, NM - Friend/Teammate Mar 01, 2012
I will never forget JT's smile and positive outlook,when picking up my son @ SouthWest Learning Center.JT would always say hi and smile.That image is burned forever in my soul.
Posted by: Robert J Carr - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 01, 2012
May God comfort each of you.
Know that your beloved JT was welcomed into heaven held by our Blessed Mother Mary into the arms of her son and our Savior Jesus, know that he is in God's hands watching over you.
Parish Council President
Queen of Heaven
Posted by: Duane Chavez - Albuq Mar 01, 2012
Although JT never played on a team with our family, we fondly remember the smiling, happy, competitive indvidual JT was. His heart and love for the game of baseball and affection for his teammates was second to none. Our thoughts and many prayers are with you.
Posted by: Ted/Valerie/Trax/Tyler Maes - Albuquerque , NM - Roadrunner Litttle League Mar 01, 2012
Tim, Patty, and Shea,
I can't begin to say how sorry I was to hear about your son/brother. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I can only say that I hope the wonderful moments you had with him will bring you joy sometime soon. Again, I my deepest sympathy.
Posted by: Beverly Gabaldon - Albuquerque, NM - Friend Mar 01, 2012
Tim, Patty and Shea,
Words can't explain how sad we are, There are alot of tears being shed which is a testiment to what a great person and teammate he was. We were blessed to be able to know him and be a part of his life. The thing we remember most was that he always had a smile on his face and lifted everyones spirits. Our prayer are with you.
Travis, Scott and Dawn Jackson
Posted by: Travis, Scott and Dawn Jackson - Albuquerque, NM - Baseball teammate and coach Mar 01, 2012
Patti & family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.
Posted by: Sandy (Kraft) Thomsen - Baldwin, ND - cousin Mar 01, 2012
Rest in peace JT. You were a great player and taught me many things on the field. You ALWAYS had a smile on your face. I will never forget your "back protecter". Private joke. We had a lot of fun. I have a picture when we won State in 2010 with the Bombers. Thanks for being a great friend to me and I will miss seeing you at tournments and on the field. Love you, Michael Barboa
Posted by: Michael Barboa - Albuquerque, NM - Baseball Friend Mar 01, 2012
To JT's family: We don't even know you personally, but just wanted to take a moment to let you know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Adam Felix is our nephew, and so the loss of JT touches our hearts particularly because we feel so sad for Adam and all of his friends at the loss of one so young! God bless you and your family during this difficult time!
Posted by: Paula and John Whisenhunt - Rio Rancho, NM - Relatives of Adam Felix Mar 01, 2012
Dear Tim, Patty and Shea...... We were so blessed to have had JT in our lives. He was so full of life and definitely had the biggest smile on the team. The Flames are dedicating this season to JT and will play every game for him. He will be watching over our boys with all the angels. You will be in our thoughts, every minute of every day. Love, Tom, Val, Kyle and Adam Biederwolf
Posted by: Tom, Val, Kyle and Adam Biederwolf - Albuquerque, NM - Baseball Friends Feb 29, 2012
Patty, Tim and Shea ~
Our deepest sorrow and loving prayers surround you all during this difficult time.
There wasn't a day that you didn't see JT shine - inside and out. He was a joy to know on and off the field and his smile and his genuine love for others was brought through to everyone who knew him.
There are no words to help ease the pain of your tragic loss, only the memories of the short time he had
Posted by: Daniel & Colleen Roerick - Albuquerque, NM - Friends from Baseball Feb 29, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Posted by: Joyce (Radosevich) Hofstadler - Austin, TX - Old New Life friend of Patty Feb 29, 2012
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken
no time to say goodbye
you were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness
and secret tears still flow,
what it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.
Our deepest condolences to your family! We were very fortunate to have met JT when he was in 1st grade. He played baseball with my son at
Posted by: Cenovia Vigil - Jemez/Zia Pueblo, NM - baseball family/friend Feb 29, 2012
Tim and Earl, I know of no words that will bring comfort at a time like this. But the memories will always be there. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Ken Wallin - Moriarty, NM - Family freind Feb 29, 2012
Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family. The memory of seeing JT on the pitchers mound with his smile will be forever in our hearts.
Posted by: John, Sandra, Jayce Jackson Feb 29, 2012
All those days we sat in the bleachers at AGS together watching practice and we had some great conversations. Jacob was always a ray of sunshine. He always asked how my day was going and told me about his baseball. He was inquisitive and charming. I will always remember that beautiful smile. Tim, Patty and Shea, I know this is a very sad time and there are no words for a loss like this. Jacob was an amazing young man who will be missed by many. God Bless You.
Posted by: Camille Velarde - Albuquerque, NM - friend Feb 29, 2012
Tim, Patty, and Shea,
Our son had the privilege to play baseball with JT on the Albuquerque Crushers. He was an amazing kid and always had that wonderful smile. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this time.
God Bless You,
The Heronimus Family
Posted by: Heronimus Family - Albuquerque, NM Feb 29, 2012
Tim, Pattie and Shea,
We are so sorry. We can't even comprehend the pain you are dealing with at this time. Thank you for allowing us all to be small part of JT's life. The little boy with the big smile will be in our hearts forever.
Posted by: Lora Butler - Albuquerque, NM - Friends Feb 29, 2012
Jacob was such an awesome young man! He always greeted us with a smile and and warm words wether on the practice green or on the course during competition. His kindness was genuine and heartfelt and while our contact with him was brief we felt that we had friend in Jacob. It was our pleasure to see him grow and excel at a sport that he loved so much and we were honored to walk along side him at competitions
Posted by: The Monjaras Family - Albuquerque, NM - friends/team golf team mates Feb 29, 2012
Please accept my heartfelt condolences, Words seem inadequate to express the sadness about JT's death. I am here to support you in your grieving process and Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. With sincere sympathy, Denise
Posted by: Denise Haygood - Goodyear, AZ - Friend Feb 29, 2012
Tim, Patty, and Shea,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of J.T. We pray that your family will find strength and comfort in knowing that J.T. touched so many lives in a positive way. His light shined so brightly which is why the world is a lot darker without him. We will always remember J.T. as that happy, smiling young man out on the ball field playing with such passion and love. J.T. was a great friend and a
Posted by: The Howell Family - Albuquerque, NM - Roadrunner Baseball Family Feb 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jacob wil truly be missed.
May God Bless
Sue, Steven & Lindsey Adams
Posted by: Sue, Steven & Lindsey Adams - Albuquerque, NM - Neighbor Feb 29, 2012
Hardly know what to say. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your tragic loss.
I remember meeting Jacob in Sante Fe at the New Life reunion when my son didn‘t know anything about the fine art of piñata hitting and Jacob helped him out of the dilemma. I really appreciated that.
Posted by: Amy Guzman Husarich - Salzburg, Austria - old acquaintance Feb 29, 2012
Tim, Patty and Shea,
Words can't express the sorrow that we have in our hearts for losing such a special sweet soul. JT, was one of the best kids we have ever known! He will be truly missed! We love you all and our prayers are with you at all times. God Bless you with strenght and comfort.
Posted by: The Baca Family - Albuquerque, NM - Friends, Baseball family. Feb 29, 2012
Tim, Patty and Shea -
There are no words that can ease your pain. Just please know you are in our prayers and in our thoughts. We pray for your strength and that God comfort each of you during this most difficult time. May God Bless you.
The Cogburn Family
Posted by: The Cogburn Family - Albuquerque, NM - Friends Feb 29, 2012
JT will be missed dearly but myself and the rest of the Albuquerque Flames organization. I met him last year and was a happy to be a part of our team. JT was full of energy and life. He liked and was liked by all his teammates and coaches and loved the game of baseball. We have dedicated the 2012 season to JT. We will see you in heaven my friend!
Posted by: Paul Fairbanks - Albuquerque, NM - Baseball Coach Feb 29, 2012
On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences.
Posted by: Richard Stewart Feb 29, 2012