Anthony Jess Telles, age 61, passed away January 24, 2019, at Mountain’s Edge Hospital, Las Vegas, NV. He was born March 7, 1957, to Henry Sr. and Irene (Salinas) Telles in Toppenish, WA.
Anthony attended McKinley Grade School, Toppenish Middle School, and Toppenish High School. He continued his schooling in Seattle, WA, as an apprentice electrician with Mitchell Electric, Inc. After years of training, he earned his journeyman’s, and then his master’s license as an electrical contractor in Kalispell, MT with Tri-City Electric, Inc. He went on to form his own company, NW Electric, Inc. in N. Las Vegas, NV, which he operated for nearly 20 years.
Family and friends remember Anthony (Tony) as a very generous, happy and caring person. His contagious laugh and unending jokes and storytelling filled rooms with uncontrollable laughter and joy.
Anthony loved the outdoors. Every family member has at least one photo of him in his outdoor attire. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and boating.
His love of music came from his father, Henry Telles Sr., and began at an early age. He learned to play guitar, and later started a mostly family band titled Loose Endz. They played multiple venues. His favorite was the North Star in Las Vegas, NV.
Anthony is survived by his mother, Irene Telles, his wife, Verla Telles, Mollie Telles (mother of his children), his daughter Tamra Telles, his sons Jesse and Jonathan Telles, his granddaughters Leah, Katherine and Micaela Telles, his brother Henry Telles Jr., his sisters, Esther Mendoza, Julie Cruz, Vickie Laddrout, Shirley Palomarez, Linda Day, Mary Ann Orlando, Virginia Cannasso, and Christina Enockson.
Anthony gained comfort from God’s promise at Revelation 21:4: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
His memorial service and repast will be held at the Eagles, 515 S. Division St., Toppenish, WA, March 9, 2019, at 1:00 pm.