July 8, 1941 - June 28, 2015
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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