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Thomas Edwin Utley

November 1, 1945 December 28, 2013
Thomas Edwin Utley
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UTLEY, Thomas Edwin (Age 68) Tom passed away on December 28, 2013. He was born on November 1, 1945 to Donald and Betty Utley in Boise, Idaho. Raised in Boise, Yakima, and Spokane, Tom graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1963. He married Virginia Ann Bruihl in 1967 and they raised two sons in the home that he built in Nine Mile Falls. Tom started work as a young man with the forest service but quickly shifted to construction and worked as a sheet-metal worker most of his life. He worked long hours in Alaska for several years and later, with his business partners, started Tri-United Heating, which is now known as KTU Tri-United. His love for the job and strong work ethic kept him working until the final year of his life. He was good with his hands and could build or fix most anything. Tom also loved motorcycles. At the age of 14, he purchased his first bike, a 1957 Maico. Later, he was a dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He traveled around the country with a group of friends, including a trip to Milwaukee for the Harley Davidson 100th anniversary celebration. Tom was a warm, loving, and generous person who shared his talents with family and friends throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ann; father, Don; two sons, Jeremy (Cheryl) and Alan (Andrea); three brothers, Ron (Anita), Dave (Gwen), and Tim (Erin), two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty.

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