Tom Allen Graham


(July 18, 2004)

Memorial services for Tom Allen Graham, 46, who died Sunday, July 18 at the Powell Hospital, will be today (Thursday), today), July 22, at 2 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell. Cremation has taken place according to his wishes.

He was born Nov. 3, 1957, the son of Jackie and the late James S. Graham. He graduated from Powell High School in 1976 where he participated in basketball and track and set a school record for the high jump. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and Union Presbyterian Church.

In 1978 he married Deanna Richmond and they made their home in Douglas for many years. To this union were born three children, Christina (Crissy), Daniel and Nicole, who died in 1996. They later divorced.

Tom worked for an oil production company before returning to Powell where he was equipment operator for Cowboy Contractors. He had many loves in his life including fishing and hunting. He looked forward to the elk hunting trips in Crandall country with a best friend, Steve Revill, as well as fishing at Buffalo Bill Reservoir with friend Dan Dalton. It was always a contest to see who could catch the biggest fish.

Tom loved to cook and family and friends recognized him as a gourmet cook. While living in Douglas, he often rode his horses and watched his children, Daniel and Nicole, show their horses at county and state fairs.

Tom had a heart of gold and never met anyone he didn't like. He would do anything for people in need.

Survivors include his mother, Jackie, of Powell; son Daniel; daughter Chrissy and children, Alexis and Brett; sister Cindy and husband Rick and children, Shayla, Tyler and Drew; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association or charity of choice.