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Anthony Lee Navratil
December 24, 1954 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old
Anthony (Tony) Lee Navratil, known affectionately as "Tony," peacefully transitioned from this life to eternity on February 2, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, after an arduous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and related health challenges. Born on December 24, 1954, in Denver, Colorado, Tony was the son of Rose Marie (Crafton) and Clark L. Goreham. Early in life, he was lovingly welcomed into the Navratil family by his devoted father and role model, Robert William Navratil, in 1957. Tony was raised in and around Denver, where he attended Lakewood and Englewood High Schools before completing his education early with a GED. In 1972 Tony enlisted in the Army to serve his country. He served three years active duty with deployments to Vietnam and Korea. After an honorable discharge, he remained in the reserves until 1978. In 1976, Tony married Tonya Pearson and welcomed their son, Tyler Jefferson Navratil, a year later. Eight years later, after the marriage ended, Tony relocated to Caldwell, Idaho. It was here that Tony met and married Sandy Shively and created a life together. Their family expanded and included Sandy’s son, Eli Gledhill, and the births of Adrienne Jordan in 1984 and Zachary Addison in 1986. Over the next four decades, Tony and Sandy lovingly raised their children together, supporting the best interests of each. Tony's faith in Jesus Christ was central to his life, providing him with strength and comfort through every challenge and triumph. Raised in a home that demonstrated the strength of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Tony and Sandy continued the legacy. Tony was a member of Deer Flat Free Methodist Church, attending until he became homebound and then attended online. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert William Navratil, and mother, Rose Marie Navratil. Tony is survived by Sandy Navratil, his children: Tyler Navratil, Eli Gledhill and wife Melissa, Adrienne Navratil, and Zachary Navratil, his sisters Andrea (& Patrick) Wehrly, Robin (& Tim) Gilbert, and Tamara (& Eddie) Olson, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Oliver & Everly Navratil, and Emerson, Ethan, and Esther Gledhill. He also maintained special relationships with his niece Jen (Gilbert) Johnson and nephews Tevin Gilbert, Joel Fightmaster and Trevor Olson. Tony's legacy of love, courage, and devotion will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends, inspiring them to embrace life with the same passion and faith that he exemplified. A celebration of Tony's life will be held on February 22, 2024 at 10:30 a.m., at Deer Flat Church in Caldwell, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are handled by Daken Funeral Home. Tony’s body will be laid to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery - Boise. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall or Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you to the numerous providers and personnel at St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, ER, ICU, and Telemetry Units who took amazing care of Tony over the weeks preceding his death.. He was grateful for the kindness and quality of care given by the nurses, doctors, CNAs and staff.
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Thursday February 22, 2024 10:30 AM Deer Flat Church 17703 Beet Road Caldwell, ID 83607