Tom Heacock, 68, of Richland, died June 16, 2003, at his home.
A celebration of his life will take place Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at Columbia View Park in St. Helens.
Thomas Alphonso Heacock was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Pennington County, Rapid City, S.D., to Frederick Alvorado and Lola Nancy Wright Heacock. When he was seven his family moved to St. Helens. Tom graduated from high school in St. Helens and went on to work at Boise Cascade. It was from that job that he retired, 43 years later. Tom and Nancy were married in 1982 in St. Helens.
After retirement, Tom and his wife took their first trip to the Richland. They camped in the mountains and fell in love with the area. Tom was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved all animals, especially birds.
Tom was especially close to his children and grandchildren. He played a huge part of their lives.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Richland; daughters, Diane Heacock of Rainier, Margie Heacock of Spokane, Wash., Christy Hess and her husband, Bob, of St. Helens, Leslie Stockdale and her husband, Randy, of Welches, and Christine Curtis and her husband, Steve, of Portland; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ellen Bergstrom and Patty Heacock; and his brothers, Don and Fred Heacock. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 20, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor