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Thomas Michael Tooker


1940 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Michael Tooker Obituary
THOMAS MICHAEL TOOKER, 11/11/40-3/18/14, was born in Denver, CO, and succumbed in Temecula, CA to metastatic melanoma. He grew up in Alamosa, CO, and loved the years of growing up on a ranch and earning his Eagle Scout medal. He graduated from Alamosa H.S., received his B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, and served 5 years in the Navy as a submariner. He was a teacher, construction contractor, building codes expert, school administrator, and field consultant for CA Dept of Education School Facilities & Transportation Division. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 48 years (Temecula ,CA); daughters Michelle Schaefbauer (Denver, CO) and Becky Corey (Santa Maria, CA); grandsons Fletcher, Nolan, and Kellen Corey and Chris Schaefbauer; siblings Anne Cary (Monte Vista, CO), John Tooker (Devon, PA), and Debbie Brownell (Alamosa, CO). Gardening, good food, classical music, woodworking, reading, and anything nature were his passions. For further details, the family is referring friends to Tom's memorial website: http://tomtooker.wordpress.com/


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 6, 2014
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