Thomas Milton McWhorter, eighty-four, a resident of Colorado Springs for forty-eight years, died in hospice care the evening of Tuesday September 17, 2013.
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Tom was born on October 25, 1928 in Vinton, Iowa the second son of Louis and Blanch Adland McWhorter. After graduation from East High School, Waterloo, Iowa, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for three years. He was a 1957 graduate of the Northern University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. In 1990 he retired after working thirty years for The Social Security Administration as a claims representative and systems analyst.
His parents and three siblings, Jack McWhorter of Denison, IA; Mary McWhorter Smith of Boon, IA; and Carol McWhorter Owen of Waterloo, IA preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Vivian Goss McWhorter, His sons Scott McWhorter of the Springs and Bruce McWhorter, his wife Cheryl and their daughters, Megan March and Lauren Abigail McWhorter of Denver.
Tom was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the Berean Sunday School Class. He volunteered with Cub Scout and Imagination Celebration activities. He enjoyed membership in The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado College Aficionados, Friends of the Pioneer Museum and the State Historical Society. Hiking, reading, listening, to music, working in his yard, and creating wood sculptures we some of his favorite activities.
A private internment was celebrated in the First Methodist Church's columbarium garden. A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 25, 2013 in the Lehmberg Chapel of First United Methodist Church, corner of Boulder Street and Nevada Avenue.
Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the First United Methodist Church, BEREAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND or to a scholarship fund of the givers choice.
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 6, 2013