Antonio "Tony" Andres Aquiso, 88, of Oreana, passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at a Boise hospital.
A rosary was held Friday, Jan. 21, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home and a funeral mass was held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Oreana. Burial followed with military honors at the Oreana Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Tony was born on March 9, 1922, in Winnemucca, Nev., the son of Pedro and Trinidad Aquiso. Tony lived his childhood in Denio, Nev., and graduated from Crane Union High School in Crane, Ore.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946. Then he moved to Southwestern Idaho where he met and married Mary Jayo. Together they raised three children: Jose' Luis, John Antonio and Dolores Maria.
Tony worked hard on various ranches in southwestern Idaho until his retirement in 1988, when he shifted to hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his children, grandchildren and most recently his great-grandchildren.
Tony never met a stranger and he was counted instantly as a friend by all who met him. For all of us children of the very large "Jayo family," our fondest childhood memories always include time with Uncle Tony. He will be missed.
Tony is survived by his sons, John and his wife, JaDene Aquiso of Bruneau, Jose' Luis and his wife, Nancy Madarieta, of Mountain Home, his son-in-law Rex Steiner of Oreana, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, his brother, Pedro "Pete," his sister, Bessie, and his daughter, Dolores.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Grand View Ambulance, c/o 573 N. Bennett Rd., Grand View, ID 83624, or the Rimrock Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 453, Grand View, ID 83624.