TOM GRAMMER SEPT. 22, 1948 ~ OCT. 9, 2013 A dad, a grandfather and a goodhearted man who loved sports, loved staying busy and loved talking about his kids passed away in his hometown of Denver. That heart that was filled with love, even if his own demons sometimes prevented that love from truly revealing itself, succumbed to congestive heart failure on Oct. 9, 2013. Born in Denver in 1948 to Charles Grammer and Leola Hayward Grammer, the family moved to Santa Fe where Tom graduated from Santa Fe High in 1966 before moving on to college where he played tennis at Western New Mexico University. Eventually moving his family back to Santa Fe, Tom loved his time working at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and later with Santa Fe Public Schools and also managing apartment complexes around the city. His son cherished time with him at Fort Marcy Park watching baseball or being taken to College of Santa Fe basketball games in the mid 1980s where Tom helped keep stats and run the clock. Tom is preceded in death by his parents and second wife, Enriqueta Salas Grammer. He is survived by two children - Dayna Grammer, a health care administrator in Mesa, Ariz., and significant other David Rodriguez, as well as Geoff Grammer, a sportswriter in Albuquerque, and significant other Jennifer West - and three granddaughters full of more love for their dad and grandfather than he ever knew. Tom will be buried next to his parents at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver at 1 p.m. Monday (Oct. 28). Dad, you will be missed. In lieu of flowers or donations, pick up the phone and call a family member to remind them how much you love them.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900