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Gary H. Tollefsen


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Gary H. Tollefsen

Gary H. Tollefsen

Feb. 14, 2023

Gary H. Tollefsen died Feb. 14, 2023, at the age of 87.

Gary Tollefsen, better known as Mr. T to most, especially his students, was a husband, father, grandfather, professional musician, trumpet player, and music teacher.

Gary was born and reared in Spokane, graduated from West Valley H. S. He was discovered by Rafael Mendez who gave Gary private lessons and he recorded a trumpet duet with Gary, who was only 15 years old at the time. He later, attended EWU, was accepted into the US air force band, and married his high school sweetheart, Sandy. Gary taught...

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