Thomas W. Dalthorp

Thomas W. Dalthorp, 85, passed away May 7, 2017.  Born in Yakima, WA on April 25, 1932 to the late Douglas and Inez Dalthorp.
He graduated from Yakima High School in 1950, served in the Army for two years and graduated from Central Washington University in 1957 with a degree in Fine Arts.
He worked at Boeing in Seattle for 37 years, retiring in 1994.
Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores; sister Mary (Jerry) Kinder of Tacoma; children Lori Chrisman of Edmonds, Nancy Dalthorp of Renton, Rikka Woodruff of Homer, AK, Dan Dalthorp of Renton and Tina (Craig) Graham of Anacortes; grandchildren Sara, Scott, Jeff, Molly, Chase and Carly; and great grandson Kayden.
His family will celebrate his life at his favorite place, Seaside OR, in June.

One Response to “Thomas W. Dalthorp”

  • Dale Hoggins says:

    To Tom’s Family and Friends-

    I’m Dale Hoggins form Edmonds, WA.

    I noticed Tom’s obituary in the Seattle Times. I think Tom and I were classmates in Yakima before I moved away in 1946.

    The Tom I remember was a “swell” guy. Swell was the “hip” word of our era. He was a standout guy; a “jokester”. He always had a big smile!

    I’m not sure why I have remembered him since I have not seen him for 71 years. Clearly he was a memorable individual.

    I’m not surprised to learn he had a fine arts degree. This seems to fit my memory of him.

    In my autograph book, he described himself as a “brilliant kid”. His penmanship was “scrawly”.

    I smile as I remember him, so he must have been OK!

    May your memories bring smiles to your faces, warm your hearts, ease your pain, and give you comfort.

    Go, Yakima Pirates!

    -Dale Hoggins

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