I chose not to write a traditional life sketch for Tom because it doesn’t matter when he was born or when he died, but about the life he lived. We each shared a different part of his life – him as a father, as a brother, friend, neighbor, co-worker, and part of a ward family.
I shared his life as his wife and these things I know about him:
- He loved his children & he wished to be a bigger part of their lives
- He loved being a grandpa, too
- He took pride in his lawn, vehicles, and his job. I promise you that his Coke truck was the cleanest & the shiniest!
- He enjoyed fishing, boating and Nascar racing
- He was generous in his charitable contributions. In fact, I had to stop after getting the mail, at the garbage can, to throw away all the donation requests or he would try to help everyone!!
Being married to Tom, I always knew that when I received a card or note that the message was deeply thought out. He took full responsibility for being the provider. We overcame challenges, learned to talk about everything and grew together in the gospel.
We met too late in life to have children together, but shared the love of our 5 dogs – they were our fur- babies – our children.
I’ll miss his deep voice, his strength when I was afraid, and knowing he will be home tomorrow. Our “happily ever after” is still in the future and through the gospel of Jesus Christ that promise is still ours. I loved him.
Please remember him and all that his life shared with you.
Services will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Woods Cross 4th Ward, 1478 W. 2175 S., Woods Cross, Utah. A visitation will be held Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church prior to services.