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Antonia "Toni" Lee Whitmore Cazier, died June 22, 1996 at her home in Richfield, surrounded by her family. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 61 years young.

She was born February 23, 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT. to Rich and Vivian Conger Whitmore.Toni was a top breeder of champion bulldogs, starting "Herculips Bulldogs" over 20 years ago. She raised and showed her own bulldogs, winning top honors and countless awards. She built a reputation as a high quality, honest breeder and exhibitor throughout the dog world. Toni was an expert horsewoman, an accomplished artist and pianist, a lover of music and all things beautiful. She loved all creatures great and small, (except spiders), and always cared for any animal in need. Toni lived life with gusto, even to the end. She has taught us so much, and will be forever in our hearts and our dreams.


She is survived by her husband, Pete; children: Rich and Sue Whitmore, Celia Whitmore, Milt and Sandy Vanderlinde, Casey Sprouse; 11 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Harold (Pat) Olsen. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Hancock; grandson, Merline Sprouse.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 28, 1996 at 1 p.m. in the Venice LDS Ward Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 13, 1996 at her home in Richfield. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Toni's name to the animal charity of your choice or to cancer research.

The family also wishes to give a special thanks to her compassionate doctors, Mark Stevens, John Thompson and David Pope, who gave her more time with us. Also many thanks to her Home Health nurses, especially Lynette and Helen for their TLC.

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