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Thomas Averill Jr.:  Crane Operator, Outdoorsman, Proud Father and Grandfather
June 16, 1934  -  March 19, 1999
"THOMAS AVERILL JR. Thomas Averill Jr., has "Gone Fishing" after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1934 in Spencer, IA. and passed away March 19, 1999 in Spanaway, WA. Thomas, a retired crane operator, was a  member of Local 612 Operating Engineers Union. He is survived by his son, Richard Averill, his wife Tina, and son, Douglas Averill; sister, Leah Smith; brother, Don Greenlaw; three grandchildren, Chad, Lindsey and Josh, and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, no services were held. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252." ( Publication Date: 3/22/99 )
Above is Tommy's obit as it appeared in the Tacoma New Tribune on March 22, 1999.
Stream/forest photograph was take from the Olympic National Forest website.
Three small photographs are courtesy of National Park Service.

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