Anthony Glenn William Mobberley
July 24, 1992 ~ September 7, 2020
Age 28 of Boise, Idaho passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a year long, courageous battle with Cancer. Cancer does not care who it takes or who it hurts. It suddenly came into our lives with a vengeance, destroying hopes and future dreams. Tony was a trooper to the very end. The depths in which he fought to beat this enemy, were unmeasurable. His courage and willingness to try everything is what makes us so proud of your valiant effort. He certainly gave it his all. Through his battle and untimely death, Tony wanted to be the example to everyone, to take time to love, laugh, and make sure that precious memories counted for something and were not wasted. Tony was born in Boise and attended Owyhee Elementary, South Junior High, and graduated 2011 from Borah High School. He held various jobs, ultimately working for CiTi Group until a fall down a flight of stairs would alter his life forever. Back surgery would result in debilitating back and nerve damage causing excruciating pain. This daily pain would rob him of the ability to participate in some of his favorite activities, but it did not hinder his willingness to be engaged in life and all its adventures. Tony was a people person. A lover of life, who had an endless enthusiasm to learn and research subjects that caught his interest. He was direct and steadfast in his opinions. You knew his viewpoint and exactly where he stood on any given subject. Although only 28, Tony touched so many lives. He never met a stranger. He could strike up a conversation with anyone. From the smallest of children to the 80-year-old lady he befriended on the canal bridge, to ensure she was safe and to wish her a good rest of her day. Tony would be there with his million-dollar smile to extend a hand, an offer of money, or the shirt off his back. Tony had many interests like golf and hunting, but his real passion was the history, collecting, and preserving of guns. He took that passion and had just started a small Gun Smithing business. He was adamant about ensuring their integrity be preserved. He made sure they were pristinely cleaned, restored, and kept in proper casings. His other favorite hobby was video games. It helped to pass the time when days were tough to get through. Countless hours with Jacob, Fox, and many others, truly helped to keep his mind focused on other things besides pain.
Tony often had an interesting way of introducing himself. Who knew that a stolen french fry in the school cafeteria would result in meeting the love of his life, Brytini. Their relationship grew over several years and were inseparable, with two hearts beating as one.
A family trip to Disneyland in 2016 would produce a fairytale proposal. Tony and Brytini were married on August 12, 2017. Once Tony was diagnosed, Brytini quickly had to immerse herself with medical terms and terminology and became Tony’s fiercest caregiver. Her tireless devotion, love, and compassion got him through many dark days, which gave him the extra year of life we were fortunate to have. For that, Tony would say, “Thank you Honey, I love you, you are my life.” Tony had another superhero caregiver, brother Michael was by Tony’s side for it all. The code words, “Hey Boy” was the signal to spring into action. Michael’s unselfish and invaluable care is what kept Tony organized with baggies of lunchtime medications, free from hospital food, and a companion to numerous trips to and from appointments. Tony cherished his family and friends. He was fortunate to have both, too numerous to mention or thank individually. He specifically wanted to thank two special people in his life. One has chosen to keep it private, the other is for Uncle Bill. He wanted you to know that you were his mentor. Someone who he admired and considered his surrogate dad. He appreciated so much your involvement in his life which helped to shape him into the individual he became and the man he was. Being caring, considerate, and kind were attributes he tried to put forth to those he encountered. Tony’s humor was spontaneous, his laughter infectious. We will forever miss Tony and his sweet smile. Knowing he can now be free without limits is our comfort. Tony will now be our angel watching from above. It is time that FuzzyMobster be silent and now he will forever have control over the thermostat.
Tony is survived by his wife Brytini, mother Shannon, sister Heather Mobberley Ward (Nick), brothers Michael and Matthew Mobberley, grandmother Peggy Mobberley, grandfather Glenn Mobberley, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Tony was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents William and Winona Hackbarth, and fraternal great-grandfather Ray Mobberley and his wife Doris, fraternal great-grandmother Audrey Beckstead, and who all have Tony embraced in their loving care.
The family would like to thank the medical staff at St. Alphonsus, St. Luke’s, and Intermountain LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah who were involved with Tony’s care. A special thank you to Dr. Nicholas Gorden and nurse Stephanie at the Cancer Care Center, as well as Keystone Hospice for your compassionate and tender care of not only Tony, but our entire family.
Those who wish to honor Tony are asked to donate directly to either American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Due to COVID restrictions, unfortunately the number of guests will be limited. If you have been invited personally, please be aware that masks are required at both the service and graveside. Non-compliance at either site means no entrance.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.
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