Michael D. Tobler, CPA, Partner (deceased)
Michael Dale Tobler was born on September 4, 1950 in Saint George, Utah. He was the second of six children and the oldest son of Dale and Anette Tobler. As soon as they were able to travel, mom and baby joined Dale in California that he might attend school. When Michael was three, they moved again, this time to Las Vegas where he lived the remainder of his life.
In the spring of 1968, he graduated from Western High School. In 1970 he received his mission call from the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints to the Sao Paulo, Brazil mission where he served until 1972. He was released from the mission field on his birthday in 1972 and immediately started college at UNLV. Within a week of the start of school, he met a beautiful young girl at the Institute. They dated for three months and then he asked LaDonna to marry him. They were married on September 14, 1973. Michael graduated from UNLV with a bachelors in personnel management in 1974, one week before the birth of his first daughter, LaDale on June 7. Over the next several years, he combined being a feather with being a student as he and LaDonna added Jenafer in October of 75, Keryn in January of 77, and David in October of 78, all before graduating with his second bachelors in accounting from UNLV in December of 78.
Another two years passed as he honed his career before he bought his father's accounting practice and became a sole proprietor. In May of 81, Michael and LaDonna once again expanded their family with the birth of their second son, Samuel, and completed it with the birth of their last daughter, Telima, on April 11, 1984. Four days before the end of tax season. In the early 90s, Michael merged his practice to create Layton, Layton, and Tobler LLP.
Michael held many callings in the church throughout his life. One of his favorite callings was that of a ward clerk. "You always know what is happening, with none of the responsibilities," he always said. He was given many opportunities to serve in that calling and many others. He was honored to serve in the stake Presidency with other good men. Michael was very active in the scouting program, getting his Eagle as a young man and recently receiving the Silver Beaver award in February of 2005. He loved nature, camping, hiking, and basically anything that got him out of the house.