Thomas G. "Tom" Ezetta
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THOMAS G. EZETTA
August 1, 1936 ˜ December 26,
2019

Tom Ezetta, 83, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away December 26, 2019 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Tom was raised in Vancouver, WA on the family farm that was started by his grandparents. He graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955 and served as an Army Reservist until 1963.
Tom married the love of his life, Shirley (Reedy), in 1959.
He ran the family farm until 1988, giving hundreds of Clark County youth their first job in the lettuce fields. Tom began his own excavating business clearing brush, grading/constructing roads, horse arenas, digging foundations, and even pulling vehicles from canyons.
Tom never officially retired but enjoyed many trips to Long Beach to clam, trips with friends to Arizona and Alaska. Also, many memorable trips to softball tournaments and horse shows for granddaughters.
Tom is survived by his wife of 60 years; children, Ron (Liz), Annette (John) and Kathy (Darrell); 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Richard; and 2 sisters, Delores and Sandy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece.
The funeral service will be held on Thurs., Jan. 2nd, 2020, 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Second Chance Companions, PO Box 2343, Battle Ground, WA 98604.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 31, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
2
Funeral service
12:30 PM
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
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January 8, 2020
My condolences to Shirley and the family. Tommy would always crack me up with his trick dog Bozo and Shirleys stash of "Frosty Paws" dog treats. RIP Tommy
LaRee Brosseau
January 3, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. I will remember him as a kind, caring and pleasant man and always had a big smile! He was a genuine good person and will be missed!
Leland Larsen
January 1, 2020
On behalf of the Vanderhoef children I would like to personally send our deepest thoughts & prayers to Tommy's family...We were so saddened to read this news. We have so many great memories starting with the Vancouver 4 Wheelers. Sorry we are unable to make Tommys memorial service but we will forever remember this wonderful, kind, hard working friend. Again, our thoughts & prayers...
Darla Warner
January 1, 2020
I did business with Tom several years ago. He resurfaced our driveway and parking area. He was a very nice man and I enjoyed doing business with him. As we were talking I found out that he knew my Father who was the service manager at Bill Marshall Ford. Tom mentioned that he did a lot of business with them. Tom will be missed by many.

So sorry for your loss.
Jeff Cooke
Jeff Cooke
January 1, 2020
Hi this is barbie, I was Tommy's waitress for many years at Rosie's to at plainsman . My heart goes out to Shirley and the family. I felt like family to you all. I will dearly miss him. I always enjoy waiting on him , just to pick on him and his brother rich. I used to be so shy, but with the Ezzettas they brought me out of my shell. Tommy was so much like his dad. I will always remember the beautiful memories of him.
Barbara Hayes
January 1, 2020
Our heart breaks for Shirley and the Ezetta Family! Tommy and Shirley are one of the reasons we looked forward to our time with them at the beach. We have so many Wonderful memories, it'll be so different without him. Always in our thoughts Beach Buddy
Denny/Sue Schreiner
December 31, 2019
Shirley, so sorry for your loss. You are so blessed to have such a good life with Tommy, keep all those memories you have for your life time and it will help you through the coming days.
We had some good times that I have to remember from the old days.
Joan Steensen
December 31, 2019
Our sympathies to the Ezetta familys. Tom was a great guy and a great boss. Although, after my stint in the fields, I was never that wild about lettuce and cabbage! Working for Tom and Rich and their father taught me to not be afraid to get my hands dirty and get a job done, whatever the job might be. Also learned how to sharpen a knife!
Ernie Nicholson
December 31, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Elliott Scribner
December 31, 2019
Shirley and family - I am so sorry to learn of Tommy's passing. He was such a special guy and is part of lots of great memories. He will be missed by many.
Corky McCaron Senecal
December 31, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My condolences.
Julie Risto
December 29, 2019
My love goes out to Shirley. I have many great memories of Tommy. He always made me laugh! Always a great time with the family. Kathy, Annette and family, love you so much. Always will hold Tommy and Shirley in my heart.
Charlotte Holland
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