Thomas Everett Wehrheim III was born on November 27th, 1949 in Washington DC, and left this earth peacefully after a short, powerful fight against pancreatic cancer on January 1st, 2021.
Tom was a very proud marine who served his country from 1967-1971. He held his time in service very close to his heart.
He worked a short time as a delivery truck driver before starting his career at Boeing, where he gave 20 years and 28 days of his life before he retired.
Tom met the love of his life, Chris, in 1974 at the age of 25. Love brought them together for a short time in 1978. They spent a lot of time together, where he even taught her young sons how to fish. They eventually parted ways, but fate brought them back together in 2007. They would soon get married and spend the rest of his years together. Tom referred to his wife as his angel, and he was right. She along with her son Eugene were right by his side while his health was failing. He had better end of days because of the love and attention he received.
Tom loved to be where people were happy and enjoying life. Some of his favorite activities included bowling and camping. More important then the activity, was the friends and family he shared the experiences with. He was happiest sitting around the fire listening to his favorite music surrounded by his loved ones. He loved to travel, take cruises, and stay by the water. His favorite place to visit was Maui, where he married his wife.
He was proceeded in death by his Mother Joyce Haywood, father Thomas Wehrheim II, brother Craig Wehrheim and sister Cindy Wehrheim.
Tom had a large family all of who loved him very deeply. He is survived by his wife and soul mate Chris Searles-Wehrheim, his children; Luke (Lindsey), Hannah (Aaron), and Rachel (Edward), and his step children Eugene, Matthew and Amanda. His passion and light of his life were his grandchildren; Alden, Jackie, Athena, Clementine, Dakota, Evan, Ian, Mike, Cecillia, Marcell, Juhliette, Joe, Jake, Gavin and Landon.
The family will be holding a private service in his honor.
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Melody saysJanuary 17, 2021 at 7:12 pm
Tom will surely be missed by all who knew him. Chris and he were soul mates. Their love for each other was obvious to all. His smile was infectious. My heart hurts for Chris and their combined family.
Howard Burpee saysJanuary 9, 2021 at 5:06 pm
My friend for 56 years. We did a lot together along with a few others of “our crew”. Through thick and thin we survived. God speed my brother…..
Jacky Greaves Warren saysJanuary 9, 2021 at 1:57 am
It’s been years since I had any contact with Tom and his family, but his daughter, Rachel, connected with me and I was able to reach out and tell him what a wonderful, kind thoughtful man he was. He loved his family and has left quite a legacy.
My love and condolences to you all.
Carrie Strine saysJanuary 8, 2021 at 9:04 pm
So sorry for your loss Chris and family he will be missed by all always here if u need anything . It was great visiting w u the other day
Debbie And Lee Larsen saysJanuary 8, 2021 at 8:53 pm
Chris and family, so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Hugs and prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Lynn Setterberg saysJanuary 8, 2021 at 8:41 pm
My deepest sympathy to his family.
Vickie Loretta Pederson saysJanuary 8, 2021 at 7:15 pm
I didn’t get a chance to spend much time with Tom, but I could tell that he was very happy with Chris and her family. He had a great smile, and always wore it when I saw him. Chris always said she was very happy to be with him. RIP Tom.