Thomas Patrick "Tom" Walters
1969 - 2020
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March 17, 1969 ˜ February 2, 2020

Thomas Patrick Walters passed away on February 2, 2020 in Vancouver, WA after a sudden illness. He was born on March 17, 1969 in Seattle, WA to Doris Marie Ehnat Walters and John Lawrence Walters. Tom was the youngest of 9 children, having 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He grew up on Capitol Hill in Seattle, attending St. Joseph’s Elementary. He was a 1987 graduate of East Side Catholic High School where he lettered in football, wrestling and track. He was awarded a football scholarship and attended Montana State University before transferring to Western Washington University where he continued to play and earn his Bachelor’s degree. While at WWU he met and married Stacy Mathews.
Tom and Stacy lived in Bellingham and Vancouver, WA and Eugene, OR before returning to Vancouver, where they lived for the last 20 years with their 2 children, Nathan and Allison.
Tom worked for over 20 years in the construction supply industry, most recently for Acme Construction Supply.
His passion was his family. He loved spending time with them and supporting them in all of their endeavors. He also enjoyed cooking and joking around. Tom was very proud of growing up in Seattle and was a loyal Seahawk fan from 1976 on. He had a great sense of humor and a hearty, boisterous laugh. He will be greatly missed.
Tom is survived by his wife of 27 years, Stacy; son, Nate; daughter, Allie; 3 sisters: Debby (Dan), Denise (Marc) and Sally (Ty); 4 brothers: John Jr. (Soula), Jim (Susan), Joe (Sharron) and Jerry (Sharla); 10 nephews; 6 nieces; his mother-in-law, Sylvia; and brother-in-law, Rich (Lisa).
He was preceded in death by his father, John Sr.; mother, Dorie; brother, Jeff; and father-in-law, Dick.
The family would like to thank the caregivers of the CVICU unit of PeaceHealth Southwest hospital for caring for Tom and making his last days comfortable.
There will be a service to remember Tom’s life held on March 14th at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 9, 2020.
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February 15, 2020
So sad to hear this. Nice guy who was very nice to my young son while I was going thru a divorce. My sympathies to Stacy and kids.
Sheila Alauddin
February 11, 2020
I called on Tom for years and was one of the classiest guys in the business, he always made time for you even when he was swamped. Nice guy in the business, I will miss Tom.
February 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss Tracy. Tom was my roommate at Western for a year, just loved the guy - we had so much fun together. Endless supply of hilarious times, really bad decisions and some good football - all memories I will cherish forever.

I'm sure he made you very happy over the years, prayers to you and the family - John Olcese
February 11, 2020
Tom was my gentle giant friend from Western, Wa University. Such a laid back great guy. We were basketball rivals when he was at St. Joes and myself at St. Annes. We played many video games together at Western after his football practices and loved to listen to music, loud. This earth lost a great guy and family man!!
Frank Savereux
February 10, 2020
Rest easy Tom. You were an amazing family man and always had a wise crack for me when you were picking the kids up. You will be missed!
Tracy Johnson
February 9, 2020
Tom was always kind to me, I worked with Tom at Acme, and he always talked about how much his family meant to him,I am so sorry for the loss of Tom, to you his family and friends.
Terry Huserik
February 9, 2020
I am heartbroken for the Walters family. I knew Tommy well as a kid. The Walters were our across the street neighbors. Tommy was a fixture at our Roanoke Park gatherings as well as during the hours and hours spent in the alley behind his house playing kick the can and basketball. My vision of him will always be as a 9 year old kid, walking around with his head cocked down shyly. I loved him and always hoped to reconnect with him some day. So sorry for your loss.
Sarah Owens
February 9, 2020
Rest in peace, brother Tom. I love you and miss you.
February 9, 2020
Rest in peace, brother Tom. Miss you and love you.
February 9, 2020
I remember running around Greenlake with you on a spring day, it was sunny and a warm rain started falling. It was magical. You are forever in my heart.
February 9, 2020
Miss you, bro.
Jim Walters
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