Siskiyou Daily News December 22, 2009
Fort Jones, Calif. - Larry Mitchell Toelle, 63, passed on Dec.
13, 2009, due to complications of agent orange, at Madrone Hospice
House in Yreka surrounded by his friends and life partner, Alice
Larry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 10, 1946, the son
of Virginia Pulley and Horace H. Toelle.
After technical school, Larry joined the Sperry Rand Corporation
as a customer engineer.
He joined the United States Army in 1964 and was trained as a
computer programmer. He was stationed at various command and
control assignments, including the Pentagon, for five years. While
serving in Hawaii, he completed commercial flight school and
advanced to a co-pilot rating. After his discharge, he flew
part-time for AAII Airlines and founded a tropical fish company,
shipping worldwide. Returning to the mainland, he resumed
programming with South East Asia Computer Associates, with
assignments in Singapore, Saigon, Vietnam, Bangkok, Thailand, Hong
Kong, and at the Great Wall of China for 13 months.
Larry’s love of programming led him to employment with Allstate
Insurance, Bool and Babbage, and Mentel Corporation. Tiring of the
corporate life, he founded Bridgeway Systems Inc., partnered with
and supporting Itel, Contra Costa County, IPAPS, CAP/CPA Surrey,
England and Bank of America. He co-founded several companies:
Info-Tools, Back Easy, EZ-Store and Diskette Gazzette
Forming The Software Authority, he moved to Scott Valley to
continue consulting and enjoy his hobbies. He was an avid
fisherman, hunter, camper, horseback rider, dune buggy builder and
competitor, R/C helicopter builder and a private pilot.
He was preceded in death by his father Horace H. Toelle.
He is survived by his mother Virginia Pulley of Green Valley,
Ariz., his life partner Alice Stone of Scott Valley, his daughter
Dr. Yvette Haeberle, his son-in-law Dr. John Haeberle and his
grandsons Alex and Joe Haeberle of Laramie, Wyo.
He was a past member of Rotary, American Legion, a member of the
State Grange (Regional Director), and he helped found PFUSA.
He will be missed by his many friends and acquaintances for his
kindness and helpfulness.
Private interment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle
Point, Ore. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. A memorial service will be
planned and announced at a later date.
Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.