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Thomas Hunt

1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Hunt Obituary
THOMAS HUNT ("Papa") was born on August 11, 1928 to Blaine and Stella Hunt in Omaha, Nebraska. He spent his early years in the eastern part of Nebraska living in cities of Lincoln, Fremont, and Hastings. In 1944 he attended Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, MO and in 1945 his family moved to Riverside, California where he graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1946. In 1948 he graduated from Riverside College with an Associate of Arts degree. While attending Riverside College he met and fell in love with Doris Armstrong and were married on February 19, 1950. He went on to work for Sears, Seaboard Finance Company, and joined Citizens National Bank (later to become Security Pacific National Bank) in 1955. While employed by the bank he held assignments in Riverside, Banning, Idyllwild, and Barstow. In 1974 he was transferred to Indio, California as Vice President and Manager of the Indio branch. In 1981 he was transferred to Cathedral City as Vice President and Manager. In 1983 he retired from Security Pacific and became Vice President and Manager of Eldorado Bank where he remained there until 1990. During his life he gave back to community in many different ways, including President of the United Way of the Desert, Rotary Club of Indio, Indio Chamber of Commerce, governing board and chairman for JFK Hospital and Vice President of the FISH Organization. In 1987 he was also elected to the Indio City Council and served 2 terms of 4 years each. He also served the City of Indio as Mayor. He was heavily involved with the Board of Directors of the Indio Chamber of Commerce and served as chairman of the Government Affairs and Public Policy committee. Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed golfing, traveling in his motor home all over the country, Silent Valley, boating on the Colorado River, and a single wide trailer in Lucaida, California. Approximately 10 year ago, he and Doris relocated to The Woodlands, Texas. His biggest joy about his new area was the magnificent trees and being closer to his lovingly family. Tom and Doris have 3 children, Gary, Julie, and Joyce. He has 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Shawn, and Mason. He also has a great grandchild, Brandon.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 14, 2014
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