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John Thomas Graham

John Thomas Graham

John Thomas (Thom) Graham, age 65, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2012 due to complications from a farming incident. Thom was born on August 11, 1947 in Seattle, and grew up in the Queen Anne area. He went to school at Queen Anne Elementary school, Lakeside School, and then at Andover Phillips Academy, in Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1969.

He was the youngest child of Jack and Marjorie Graham, of Seattle, WA. Thom is survived by his three children, Ian Graham (Ponte Vedra, FL), Rose Graham (Asheville, NC), and Heather Graham (Seattle WA), his two grandchildren, and his two sisters, Jane Sutherland (La Quinta CA) and Barbara Graham (Miami Shores, FL).

Thom was an architect in the family firm, John Graham and Co., during the 1980s, and then self-employed during the 1990s. Thom was an avid gardener, tinkerer, inventor, sculptor, bee keeper, and bread maker. When he moved to his farm in 2010, he raised cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and more in a remodeled turn-of-the-century barn on the Olympic Peninsula.

A celebration of Thom's life will be held at the Butterworth Funeral Home, Arthur A. Wright Chapel, in Seattle, WA, on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1 pm. A second service will be held at the Chimacum Grange Hall in Chimacum, WA, on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Weston Price Foundation or the Washington State 4-H Foundation.

Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 6, 2013
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