Toby was born on March 5, 1964 in Gallup, New Mexico to Toby and Laura Villanueva and went home to the Lord on Friday May 26, 2017 at the age of 53.
Toby was preceded in death by his parents Toby and Laura Villanueva; grandmother Kika Villanueva. He is survived by his former wife Victoria Austin; Sons Toby and wife Felicia and Jonathan and wife Nicole; Sisters Jeanette Villanueva, Cynthia Villanueva Brionez and husband Jose Brionez, youngest sister Clarissa Villanueva; Grandchildren Mia, Savanna, Jonathan Jr., Keira and baby Toby; Godchildren and nieces Alyssa, Vanessa, Amanda, and Chelo; Nephews Sammy, Eric, Luciano, Lucas, Jeremy, and Anthony; Best Friend and Brother Tony Gomez; countless extended family and friends.
Toby graduated from Valley High School in 1983. He was a hard-worker, at times having two or more jobs and always being a great example to all the young men in his family. He was a great man full of wisdom and patience. He was always willing to help in any way he could. He was a man of integrity and when it came to his family, there was absolutely nothing he wouldn’t do for them. He was a great father to his children, and grandfather to his grandchildren. Toby ended his working career with Coyote Gravel however he was previously employed by Intel where he received numerous awards during his tenure. For many years he understudied martial arts under the famed instructor Tom Kao. He went on to achieve a third degree black belt along with several awards for two on two, and coed volleyball tournaments. He enjoyed riding his Harley and attending concerts with family and friends
Pallbearer are Steven Villanueva, Lucas Crespin, Tony Gomez, Genero Villanueva Jr., Paul Acevedo, and Jamie Acevedo; Honorary Pallbearers, Luciano Crespin, Eric Anaya, Fabian Talamante, Danny Villanueva, Peter Avevedo, Anthony Villanueva and Robert Sanchez.