His love of nature and serenity were embodied in his dream home in the country. He was forever a student, learning and sharing his knowledge with enthusiasm. He divided his days between studying the Word and working the land he loved so much. Tom enjoyed caring for others and doing the heavy lifting in any task
Tom was born at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco on March 12, 1949 to Hugh Thomas and Harriet McCord Paris. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman and then served with honor in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He later worked as a stockbroker at Kidder Peabody & Co. in Spokane.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Goggiel, his older sister Susanna Eaton of Kalispell, MT, younger sister Heather Cleary of Richland, WA and younger brother Hugh Paris Jr of BigFork, MT. along with his daughter Arwen Gannaway and husband Stephen of Otis Orchards, son Cameron Paris of Hayden, ID; his grandchildren Ian, Logan, Hadassah, Keanan, and Kailyn Gannaway and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday November 11 at Prechts Methow Valley Chapel, 5th Ave & Bridge Street in Twisp, WA. Services and burial will be Saturday November 12, 2016 at the Beaver Creek Cemetery, 18 Lower Beaver Creek Road in Twisp. Exact times will be posted when available.