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Thomas William McILheran

1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Thomas William McILheran Obituary
McIlheran, Thomas William
78, was surrounded by family when he passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on March 1, 2016. A long-time resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, Tom was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 1, 1937, to Elizabeth Long McIlheran and George Colyar McIlheran. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, graduating from Arlington Heights High School in 1955. He attended Rice University before graduating from Southern Methodist University and SMU Law School. His professional career included working as a vice-president for regional investment firms, Rauscher Pierce & Co. in Dallas, and Rotan Mosle, Inc. in Houston, and as a director with Travelers Insurance in Scottsdale. Tom could be found either reading a book, playing or watching golf, or enjoying a cigar with his close friends. Tom is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dr. George C. McIlheran, Jr. of Forth Worth; and his brother-in-law, Robert Thomas Gowan of Dallas. He is survived by three children: Kyle W. McIlheran of Houston, Texas, Virginia Cox Mullis, and Thomas H. Cox of McKinney, Texas; his sister, Elizabeth "Betsy" Gowan of Dallas; his sister-in-law, Virginia V. McIlheran of Fort Worth and many friends. There will be a private memorial service and interment of ashes in Fort Worth at a future date. Remembrances of Tom may be given to the . Arrangements: Cremation Center of Arizona
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 19, 2016
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