Thomas Gary Wilder


(Aug. 1, 1944 - May 20, 2018)

Thomas Gary Wilder, 73, passed away May 20, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona.

Gary was born Aug. 1, 1944, to Howard and Wanda Wilder in Powell, Wyoming. He attended Powell schools and met Sherrie Jackson while at Powell High School.

Gary enlisted in the U.S. Army and twice went to Vietnam before being honorably discharged at the end of his service to his country.

Gary married Sherrie and they were rarely apart over the next 53-plus years.

Gary lives on through their two kids, Angela (Mark) Canevit and Gary (Sandy) Wilder; grandchildren Jessica, Drew, Harlie, Katie, Elizabeth (Josh), Benjamin, Paul, Sarah and Abigail; and great-grandchildren (so far) Azariah and Caleb. In addition, he is survived by his sisters Doris Schofield and Dawn Askew; and his brother Lee Wilder.

The family will be holding a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to disabled veterans.