Thomas Monson

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Thomas E. Monson
December 27, 1919 - May 27, 2016
Thomas E. Monson, 96, of Boise, died May 27, 2016 at home of natural causes.
Tom was born in 1919 to Elsie and Alva Monson in Vale, Oregon. Tom graduated from Vale High in 1937.
Prior to WWII Tom worked for Lockheed where he built aircraft and became a pilot.
Tom joined the U. S. Army in 1945, he served in the Philippine Islands until 1947.
After the war Tom flew airplanes from the manufacture plants to the dealerships as a commercial pilot.
Tom met his wife Doris in 1947 and they married in 1948. Tom joined the Army Reserve and just prior to the Korean War transferred to the Army National Guard.
Tom owned and operated an automotive parts store. Tom and Doris raised four sons, and in 1970 Tom took a full-time position with the Idaho National Guard. He retired in 1979.
Tom loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, waterskiing and camping.
Tom was very active in the VFW, he was a VFW Post Commander.
Tom is survived by his sister, Emma McClure of Pendleton, Oregon; four sons, Louis (Mary) of Wilson, Idaho, Richard (Loni) of Nampa, Idaho, Thomas of Boise and David (Pamela) of Middleton, Idaho.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lorraine; two brothers, Ernest and Johnny; his wife, Doris and a grandson, Jason.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Tom's memorial webpage at


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Summers Funeral Home - Ustick Chapel
3629 East Ustick Road
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 898-0642
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 29, 2016
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