Thomas Dyehouse

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New Heights Church
7913 NE 58th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665

August 20, 1961 ˜ December 23, 2018
July 8, 1991 ˜ December 23, 2018

On December 23, 2018, a tragic scuba diving accident in Cabo San Lucas took Thomas More Dyehouse (57) and Thomas “Graeme” Dyehouse (27) to heaven. In a heroic act of a father trying to save his son, they passed away in each other’s arms.
Thomas was born on August 20, 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas and Janice Dyehouse.
Tom and his wife, Cheryl, enjoyed traveling to experience other cultures and lived in Alaska where Tom was a geologist and Japan where they taught English.
The experience of Graeme’s birth sparked an interest in becoming a family physician, so at the age of 32, Tom went to medical school in Cincinnati with a residency in Milwaukee. After completing all his training, Tom started his practice where he recently became the medical director for Legacy Medical Group (360) 903-5560 Family Wellness. Dr. Dyehouse was known for taking the time to truly listen to his patients’ needs.
“Adventure Daddy” was Tom’s nickname. He was an avid skier, diver, rock climber, and crabber and explored all this fun with his boys and his brother, Bob. When each of his boys turned 13, he took them on a manhood trip either diving or skiing. Tom was a devoted husband to Cheryl. They had a weekly date night, and Tom found great joy in winning his wife another rubber duck prize at the local grocery store. He made her a shadow box table to house hundreds of her collection. Planning trips with Cheryl to Thailand, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii added to their life, and hosting exchange students continued their love of other cultures. The family loved to celebrate and make many occasions a party including special friends and a yearly crabbing trip called the Water Rodeo.
Thomas “Graeme” Dyehouse was born in Sitka, Alaska, on July 8, 1991. He was their sweet first born and was such a joyful child. Graeme was a born storyteller who kept you on your toes with his witty comebacks and one-liners. He was a dapper dresser who loved his fedora.
Graeme had a love of literature, enjoyed creative writing, and immersed himself in history and politics. One of his favorite things were the theater productions he acted in during middle and high school.
Graeme graduated with a Communications/PR degree from Western Washington University and was working on a business certification. He lived in Bellingham, WA, where he worked as a property manager and attended My Church.
Graeme caught the travel bug from his parents and visited Japan and Cozumel. He also loved to cook and pair wine with the food.
Tom and Graeme are survived by Cheryl, wife/mother; and sons/brothers, Keegan, Connor and Brennan; Janice, Tom’s mother; Robert, Tom’s brother, and his wife Tina; Karyn, Tom’s sister, and her husband Russall from the Cincinnati area; also Scott Applegate, Cheryl’s brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at New Heights Church Main Campus, 8000 NE 58th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665.
In lieu of memorial, please see GoFundMeThe Dyehouse Family.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 3, 2019
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