Thomas Edward Larabee

Jul 1, 1943 – Dec 4, 2015

Thomas Edward Larabee obituary image 1

 

Obituary

Tom was born in July 1943 and passed away December 4, 2015 from complications of a stroke suffered in November. 

Tom grew up in Coeur d'Alene, ID, served in the Air Force and then began his career with NW Airlines in 1966.  His love of fly fishing and tying flies made him at home on the beautiful rivers and lakes of the PNW and Idaho. 

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Valerie; children Nikki Norberg(Mike), Ron Larabee(Michele), grandchildren Katelyn, Olivia, Jeffrey and Samantha; sisters Nona Kay Barclay (Dick), Nancy Lindstrom (Bob), brother Gary Larabee (Terry) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

Guestbook

Bob and Nancy Lindstrom
Salmon, ID
Dec 16, 2015

Val, we are so sorry that Tom's life was cut so short--just when you needed him most. I know that you were his world. We know he is happy and free now; his only regret would be not being there for you. I know he is still there giving you silent support. Believe that. We will miss my brother and his fun sense of humor. That goofy grin.......Steelhead season will never be the same. We love you.

Tena Gifford
Auburn , WA
Dec 11, 2015

Val, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers and that I am thinking of you. Tena

Laura Zajac
Brownstown, MI
Dec 11, 2015

Val, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the memories that you and Tom have made over the years. If you ever need to talk please call me. I will look you up the next time I'm in Seattle. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Laura

Emily Hart
Cumming, GA
Dec 10, 2015

Val,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you find strength and comfort in the years of memories made. Sending prayers and tight hugs your way.

My sincere condolences,

Emily Hart

UPS Family

Becky Rowberry
Auburn, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val

I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family in this difficult time. I'm here for you if you need anything.

My sincere condolences.

Love Becky

Donna Madlen
Auburn, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val-So VERY sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed stopping by NW to pick up docs and seeing his smiling face. He was a very nice man and he will be greatly missed!

With love,

Donna

Teresa Roberts
Lynden, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val - Sending so very many hugs and prayers your way. I'm here to support you in anyway I can. I have heard so many wonderful things from you about Tom over the years I feel like I know him and know how much you will miss him. Sending much love your way. Teresa

Jeanne Williams
Kent, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val,

Much love to you and your family in this difficult time.

Jeanne

Mike and Linda O'Leary
Kenmore, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val, so sorry for your loss. I'll miss that twinkle in his eye and his humor that always warmed our family gatherings. We hope the memories of Tom and the love of your family and friends will ease your pain.

Helena Carter
Federal Way, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val, I'm so sorry for your loss. May the memories help you through this hard time.

My sincere condolences to the family.

Chris Salzer
Auburn, WA
Dec 10, 2015

Val, Condolences to you and your family. WE are sorry for your loss. May Family and Friend surround you with love.

Paul Gehrig
Champlain, NY
Dec 10, 2015

Val,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Tom. Through this difficult time I hope you find comfort in the memories of the time you spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Regards,

Paul Gehrig

Cherice, Jason, Brandon, and Ashton
Lake Stevens, WA
Dec 9, 2015

We're all going to miss you Uncle Tom! Love you!

Mike Matson
Bothell, WA
Dec 9, 2015

Love you Uncle Tom! And Auntie, I love you more than can be expressed!

Love,

Mike

Ryan, Candice, Michelle & Olivia Fast
Lk Stevens, WA
Dec 9, 2015

I haven't known life without my birthday buddy, Uncle Tom. It just won't be the same without him. I miss you so much & will always have a whole in my heart without you here. Love you always, Uncle Tom!

Auntie, I love you so much and am here for you and anything you may need! I'm so sorry you have to go through this...XOXO

Love,

Candice

Dave and Lynn Matson
Lake Stevens, WA
Dec 9, 2015

There are no words to express how much Tom is and will be missed. There is a huge hole in our hearts and an empty place in our family! We love you Val, and our love, prayers and support are with you always!

Paul, Rhonda and Levi Scandrett
Everett, WA
Dec 9, 2015

We love you Tom, we promise to keep your love and memories safe in our hearts until we see you again. Thank you for your love and friendship.

Cherice Smith
Lake Stevens, WA
Dec 9, 2015

Words can't express how much we miss you Uncle Tom!! Auntie, we love you more than you know.

Love,

Cherice xoxoxo

Terry Reesing
Kent, WA
Dec 9, 2015

Val and family,

My heart aches for you. May God bless and keep you through this difficult time.

Blessings,

Terry Reesing

Carol Crawford
Torrance, CA
Dec 9, 2015

Val,

We were so sorry to here about Tom. You are in our thoughts and hope to see you soon.

Warm Regards,

Carol

This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.

_