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O'Fallon, Thomas E.

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July 8, 1941 - June 28, 2015

O'Fallon, Thomas E.

Thomas Edward O’Fallon, loving known as “Tom or Bubba”, born July 8, 1941, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 after a several year battle with prostate cancer. He was just shy of his 74th birthday.  Survivors include his loving wife Nancy Lee Phillips and 7 daughters and their families: Shannon Bowerman, Tacoma, WA; Phoebe and Dave Chenoweth and Morgan, Madison, and Mia, Plano, TX; Dawn and Damon Laird and Cameron and Ashley, Monroe, WA; Marcy and Jim Duckworth and Trace and Mary Elaina, West Palm Beach, FL, Colleen and Damon Stewart and Emma Fallon and Owen Thomas, Mill Creek, WA; Heather and Kelly Devlin, Bellingham, WA; and Ashlee and Ian Jameyson and Maddy and Beau Thomas, Buckley, WA; sister, Mary Oberhelman, Omaha, N.E., brothers; Steve and Kathy O’Fallon, Keller, TX, and Mike Phillips Sr., Plano, Texas.

Tom and Nancy were delivered by the same Doctor and graduated from Mason City High School in Iowa in 1959. Tom went on to graduate from Iowa State University where he was a loyal member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1963 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and then accepted an offer from The Boeing Company in Seattle, WA.

In 1989 Tom and Nancy independently decided to attend their 30th high school reunion and decided they liked each other better than in 1959. They were married on September 21, 1990,” when 2 became 1”.

Tom worked for Boeing for 36 years and retired in 1999. His favorite job was being the plant manager, “Team Based” at the Boeing Aerospace and Defense Plant in Corinth, Texas .Before moving to Corinth, he enjoyed farming Blueberries in Kent, WA in his spare time. He also lived in Maple Valley. He retired in Plano, TX where he continued to “engineer” projects for loved ones, mostly for his grandkids!

Some people come into our lives and quietly go. Others stay for a while and leave foot prints on our hearts … and we are never the same.

Memorials may be sent to Make-A-Wish-Foundation in his honor.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252




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Steve O'Fallon

July 16, 2015 11:16AM

Kathy and I are deeply saddened that Tom is no longer with all of us. We really enjoyed knowing Tom and will miss him greatly. Our deepest condolences to you and the entire family at this time of sadness. May God be with you all...
Steve & Kathy O'Fallon

Merv Shetler

July 13, 2015 11:33PM

Nancy, sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I'm know he will be missed in both families; his family and our Boeing family. I feel guilty for not staying in touch with you folks after retirement, but have great memories and thanks for a friend. RIP friend.

Gary Hart

July 12, 2015 4:12PM

Tom was one of the great guys to work with. RIP

Farrell Bjorkman

July 11, 2015 7:52PM

May God give you peace in this time of grieving. I'll always remember Tom as a considerate boss and true friend. ESTS UBER ALLES,7

Alan Gage

July 11, 2015 6:02PM

Tom was a great personality, whom I admired for his past leadership in sports, business and his family. I have very positive memories about his participation in good ole' Mason City High School. He leaves a legacy of friendships and acquaintances. Blessings to his family.

Marilyn Holmlund

July 10, 2015 12:19PM

Nancy - My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

Betty Carroll

July 10, 2015 10:13AM

Nancy and Family....
I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. His smile always brightened up my day at reunions. He was such a joy and know you all will miss him terribly. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. With love from above, Betty

Connie Pelphrey

July 10, 2015 7:53AM

Nancy and family, I am sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom was not only a great boss he was a very careing person and friend. He touched many peoples lives in so many positive ways.

Terry & Mariann Alcorn

July 09, 2015 1:50PM

Darling Nancy Lee and family. We will miss "Bubba", our Tom, so very much....his quirky smile and his engineering habits such as packing the car!!! Things will settle down, safe voyage and always remember we can help whenever needed...Fetching and Toting..sending love, hugs and prayers as always, Hugs to Mickael P. Tpa & Ma

Jack and Wanda Blankenship

July 07, 2015 1:25PM

With deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow.

Judy (Alitz) Christensen

July 07, 2015 10:35AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lionel Garcia

July 06, 2015 6:41PM

My deepest sympathies to all who loved and respected this outstanding gentleman. Tom was, in my opinion the best leader Boeing Corinth ever had. I feel blessed to have worked with him.

Mike Charles

July 06, 2015 3:16PM

Having worked with Tom the whole time he was with Boeing in Corinth I can honestly say there was never a Plant Manager who cared more for the people that worked there. He was the best of the best. Even the people who still work there who never met Tom have heard of him from the Team that worked with him. Tom made an impact on everyone who worked there.

Rest in Peace my Friend

Charlotte Polone

July 06, 2015 2:37PM

My condolences and deepest sympathies to Tom's family.. Tom was always a kind, down-to-earth manager at Boeing, Corinth. There are so many of us who were blessed to have worked for him that will never forget him. He was one of the reasons the rest of us have such wonderful memories.

Joan Davis

July 06, 2015 10:18AM

Nancy and family - Tom (and you too Nancy) will always have a special place in the hearts of the Boeing-Corinth family. Tom's smile and constant caring will forever be remembered. RIP Tom - you were amazing to work with!!

Frances Caster

July 06, 2015 9:28AM

To Nancy and the family. Tom was loved and respected by so many of our Boeing Corinth team. Even after retirement, he stayed in touch with us. The email Tom wrote to us was heart warming and filled with memories when the building in Corinth was bought by a local church. Rest in peace with God, Tom. We will miss you here.

Sam Longoria

July 06, 2015 9:27AM

Tom was a good man and I am sorry to hear of his passing. I offer my condolences to his family. I tremendously enjoyed his presence at Boeing Corinth.

Leanne Justiss

July 06, 2015 9:10AM

My heartfelt sympathies to Tom's family during this difficult time.

Mike & Carolyn Evans

July 06, 2015 6:05AM


Jeanie Shannon - Brookdale Farmers Branch

July 05, 2015 8:55PM

Nancy and family, please accept my deepest sympathy. Tom was a wonderful person and a great friend. If you need anything please let me know.

Ted Wisman

July 05, 2015 5:21PM

We will see you again at the heavenly reunion. you were a great friend and classmate.

nance & Doug Bockstanz

July 05, 2015 11:47AM

Nancy, we were so saddened to hear of Tom. We enjoyed our chat at the reunion last year. We remember the year you two "met" at that reunion long ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carolyn (Buser)Lansaw

July 05, 2015 9:05AM

So very sorry for your loss of Tom....He is at rest now and your great memories will never leave......Many prayers and thoughts out to all the family...

Diane DuSold Quigley & Gene Quigley

July 04, 2015 3:59PM

There is little comfort in words, but we do extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Tom's passing. There will be a huge void when we next meet at a class of 1959 reunion.

Jackie Laskewick Carbone

July 04, 2015 3:03PM

We are very saddened by Tom's passing - it was a long and valiant struggle. God bless him and Nancy.

Your loving cousin, Jackie

Fred Muth

July 04, 2015 11:56AM

Nancy and family, Our sincere sympathy to you at this sad time. We have many fond memories of our friendship with Tom. Love and blessings to you! Fred and Linda

Carolyn Halvorsen Goplen

July 04, 2015 9:53AM

I was so sorry to read of Tom's passing. Our class reunions won't be the same. He and Nancy were so faithful in taking pictures and being on the planning team. My prayers are with Nancy and the family.

Carolyn & Dick Duregger (Allen)

July 04, 2015 7:54AM

Toms suffering is finally over and he is at rest. Nancy, you and your family will continue to be our prayers. May our Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Linda Boyd Kavars

July 04, 2015 12:34AM

My thoughts are with you Nancy. I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was quite a guy and he will surely be missed by everyone who knew him.

Bob Johnson

July 03, 2015 10:48PM

Dear Nancy and Family,
I am saddened to learn of Tom's passing. He is part of my high school memories.
If he and Worenson hadn't hijacked me, I would have been a TKE.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy.
Bob Johnson

Ann Kubicek Green

July 03, 2015 10:28PM

I think Tom and I might have started kindergarten together. His mom and aunt were friends of my parents, so we go back a long time. I'm so glad you two found each other and had many good years together. Please know you are in my prayers. Ann

Brenda and Donnie Alexander

July 03, 2015 10:23PM

Deepest sympathies,love and prayers to Nancy and all the family. Tom meant the world to us and he will deeply be missed. God Bless

Larry Brown

July 03, 2015 9:49PM

I was sorry to hear of Tom's passing after his long battle with cancer. My prayers go out to Nancy and family.

Sondra. King Welsh

July 03, 2015 9:28PM

Dearest Nancy and family, My heart goes out to you at this sad time... Loved Tom very much and know how much you will miss him... I hope you find some comfort in knowing how many of us loved Tom and continue to love you as well sweet Nancy... Praying you will find peace in our dear Lord and His love and may wonderful memories bring you joy and peace of mind of the wonderful life you shared together... Sending Love, Sondra King Welsh.