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Tom Gough


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Tom Gough Obituary
Tom Gough, 73, of Nampa, Idaho and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born Aug. 25, 1944 to Henry Earl Gough and Grace Folkman Gough in Pocatello.
Tom attended school in Pocatello, where he then joined the United States Navy and served on the USS Cogswell, becoming a Vietnam vet. After returning from the U.S. Navy, he became a deputy sheriff for Bingham County.
He then went on to get his electronic degree at ITT Tech in Boise. Following this he enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard, retiring in 2001. Tom then continued his career with the U.S. Forest Service, retiring in 2008.
Tom enjoyed fishing with his brothers and spending time with them. He enjoyed coming to southeast Idaho to spend time with his family. He was very proud of his family and loved listening to older country music, and playing guess that song with the family. He also loved sharing his life experiences with his kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and flying during fire season.
Tom is survived by his children, Shane (LeAnn) Wohlert of Ogden, Utah,  Kimberly Wohlert of Idaho, Nickie (Everett) Ellis of Blackfoot, Kelly (Cheryl) Gough of Star, Idaho, Brandee (Josh) Russell, of Alpine, Calif.; siblings, Betty Ellis of Utah, John R. "Bob" (Dottie) Gough of Wilder, Idaho, Edward L. SR (Carole) Gough of Twin Falls, Linda Nelson of Blackfoot, Bill (Karen) Gough of St. George, Utah; his loving 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, two brothers; two nephews; and one great nephew.
The family would like to thank Keystone Hospice of Eagle, Idaho for all the loving care and support of Tom and his family.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Hawker Funeral Home.
Family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 11, 2017
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