(Feb. 14, 2009)
Former Powell resident Thomas George “Tom” Wren died in his sleep at his home in Riverton on Feb. 14.
Tom was born in Stockton, Calif. on Nov. 7, 1944 to Lester and Lucille (Miller) Wren. His parents divorced when he was an infant and his mother later married George Van Dorn of Craig, Colo.
Tom was a free spirit who had his own beliefs and ideas about life. He had many adventures over the course of his life, from riding bulls in the rodeo to building a log cabin in Alaska. Along the way, he was fortunate enough to find love, not once or twice, but three times. His three wives, Toni, April and Diane, preceded him in death.
Tom enjoyed old western movies, watching football in his recliner, midnight snacks, entertaining and cooking for loved ones and telling stories about the “good ol’ days.” He had a kind heart, a quick wit and an infectious laugh.
Tom is survived by his children Tracy, Tasha, Tammy, Todd, Darcy, Debbie, Kevin, Shawna and Eric; sister, Myrna Martin; brother, Carl Van Dorn; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives and a brother, Melvin Wren.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.