Tom Francis Clowers
March 28, 1932 – December 3, 2008 Was born, the last of seven children, in St. John, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Susie Clowers, three older brothers, Wiley, Allen and Phil, three older sisters, Ruby, Kate and Violet, and a nephew, Randy. Also by infant daughter Lois Leann. He leaves his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Lois Jean, four children: Frances Smith (Paul), Pamela Overman (Steve), Robert Thomas Clowers (Mary), Lisa Bergstrom (Tom); eleven grandchildren: Brent Overman (Adrienne), Derek Overman, Melanie Overman, Chad Smith, Brett Thomas Smith (Ishara), Robert B. Clowers (Meme), Richard Clowers, Valerie MacLeod (Jeremy), Michael Bergstrom, Kyle Bergstrom, and Takanori Higashi; Papa’s angels: Annie and Gabriel Overman, Jocelyn MacLeod; and baby Clowers (due April 20); nieces and nephews, including Gail Clowers, Sharon, of Puyallup. Tom grew up in Nyssa and Madras, Oregon. He graduated from Madras High School in 1950. He attended Oregon State College and TCC. He was a master at gardening, journeyman carpenter and general contractor, and more recently a Seattle “A” longshoreman. Tom was granted an extra year due to the heroic efforts of his fellow longshore workers following a heart attack. He was so proud to be a longshoreman! Tom was Baptist by faith and loved singing priases unto God. God and his family were his life. He was so proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was always willing to make a store run, fix breakfast, or make a trip to McDonalds. They, in turn, loved him dearly. His family surrounded him as the angels lifted him to Heaven. He was a strong man and will be greatly missed. Service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, Lakewood, WA. A reception will follow graveside services.
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