May 30, 1937 – December 24, 2012
Born in Wenatchee, WA to Floyd and Chloe Thomas, TT passed away on Christmas Eve as a result of asbestosis, diagnosed almost six years prior. After graduation from Wenatchee High School, TT joined the US Navy in 1955. He went on to serve 20 years in the Navy and rose in rank to Chief Petty Officer, Warrant Officer and completed his service as a Lieutenant. His primary training was as an electrician, though later, as an officer, he was a machinist. He served on many ships during his career. Following his retirement from the Navy he worked for Fender Musical Instruments in both San Diego and Ensenada Mexico.
Married in Pearl City, HI in 1967 to Charlene (Charlie) Codori, the couple had one daughter, Susan Thomas-Reed of San Diego, CA.
After having lived in San Diego for 23 years, TT and Charlie moved to Bend, OR in 1994. They enjoyed the local lakes and managed to catch their fair share of fish over the years.
TT was a member of the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS) and Central Oregon Military Officers of America Association (COMOAA).
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, his daughter Susan and his twin sister DeAnne Rasmussen of Arizona. His parents preceded him in death. At his request there will be no services. His ashes will be taken out to sea. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to your favorite charity or to Hospice House at 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.