Thomas ‘Tom’ Edward Caines


(Jan. 10, 1937 - March 15, 2018)

Military graveside services for Thomas “Tom” Edward Caines, 81, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at Mount View Cemetery in Basin. 

A viewing will be held from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. Memorials may be made to the Shoshoni Senior Center in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Tom died March 15, 2018, at Sagewest Hospital in Riverton.

He was born on Jan. 10, 1937, in Worland, son of Robert Edward and Mary Helen (Moore) Caines.

Tom was raised in Basin and lived there until he married Pennie Kay Pearson on April 17, 1957, in Billings.

The couple resided in Powell for over 40 years before moving to New Mexico and Arizona. Tom worked in heavy construction until his retirement and relocation to Maricopa, Arizona. The couple relocated to Shoshoni in 2001.

Tom served in the Wyoming Army National Guard for three years being Honorably Discharged on Jan. 5, 1956.

Tom owned nine German shepherds throughout his life but his last one, Bear, has been a loving companion. He enjoyed carpentry, guns, mechanic work, woodwork, and made beautiful pottery. He also liked to spend time outdoors gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping, along with riding motorcycles and boating.

Survivors include his wife, Pennie of Shoshoni; daughters, Joni and her husband, Mike Oswald of Billings, and Terri and her husband, Steve Moran of Powell; brother, Donald Caines of Powell; grandchildren, Kate Oswald, Tom Moran, and Kyle Oswald; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Caines and Helen Findley; grandson, Zeb Sand; brothers, Ronald and Robert and sister, Carol.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.