The party never truly started until Neysa Tonks made an appearance.

An outgoing, energetic and driven demeanor made her well-suited for life in Las Vegas and a career in IT sales. Known as a top producer in her field who worked at Micros, Cisco and, most recently as a global account executive for Irvine, Calif.-based solution provider Technologent, she excelled at forming strong customer relationships. But she was also a popular face across the city, and a single mother who worked tirelessly to provide for her three boys -- Kaden (24), Braxton (17) and Greysen (14).

On Oct. 1, those sons lost their mother and the channel lost a cherished friend when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers gathered outside the Mandalay Bay Resort, killing Tonks and 58 other people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. She was 48.

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Vegas lost an "icon" in Tonks, friends said, describing her as someone who could build friendships with anyone and charm those around her with her infectious laugh. Her influence on others was clearly felt, and perhaps best illustrated at her celebration of life held last month, when the......

 

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