Thomas M Bankord|
Tom passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday, May 4. He was born in Paddock, MN on February 24, 1942. He grew up on a farm in Sebeka, MN, and moved to Rosholt, SD, in his junior year. After graduation he enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Ft. Lewis. In 1965 he married Patricia A McCauley and they had two children, Cindey and Doug. His life's goals were spoiling his grandkids and family, helping others, and golfing. He retired from Boeing in 2003 as a manufacturing engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, of 47 years, daughter, Cindey (Steven Lewis), grandkids Nicole (deceased) Kryshna, (Jake Beattiger and baby Ava due May 12), Bryanna, and Zach; his son Doug (April) grandkids Kyle and Ethan.
Tom is survived by his siblings: Eunice Bankord-DeSiato (Neil), Helene Jacobson (Dave), Paul Bankord (Zoe) and John Bankord.
The viewing for Tom will be on Tuesday May 7th from 3-5 PM at Marlatt Funeral Home.
Tom's service will be held at Marlatt Funeral Home on Wednesday May 8th at 11:00 AM and the burial service will follow at 12:30 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Marlatt Funeral Home: 713 Central AVE N. Kent, WA 98032
Tahoma National Cemetery: 18600 SE 240th ST Kent, WA 98032.
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Published in The Seattle Times from May 6 to May 7, 2013