Thomas Spencer Hem

Thomas Spencer Hem

“Big Man on Campus” Thomas Spencer Hem aka Taffy aka Tom died August 31, 2017 in Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington.  Doctors are still unsure of what exactly caused the death, but believe it was due to complications after Tom lived too hard and fast and became a pain in the ass.  He was 58 years old.

The son of Harry Wulff Hem, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Shugrue Hem,Tom was born in Kirkland, Washington on March 24, 1959.  He is survived by his daughter Tessa; his siblings, Chris, Oscar, John, Susan, Melodie, Margaret and Heather; and women everywhere.

Tom was an extraordinary person, who enjoyed everything about life.  He was known for his passion for tacos and sometimes “inappropriate” humor.  He loved to share tacos and jokes with everyone, and would even offer tacos to strangers.  Tom also enjoyed traveling, especially to Mexico, and loved meeting people around the world.  He loved Seattle Seahawks football, Mariners baseball, music especially Motown, fishing, family and friends.

The Celebration of Life of Thomas S. Hem, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Snohomish Fraternal Order of Eagles, 606 Maple Avenue, Room B, Snohomish, WA 98290.

“If you’re not crazy there’s something wrong with you.” – Willie Nelson

2 Responses to “Thomas Spencer Hem”

  • Sami (Carver) Messinger says:

    “Ham” was a life long childhood friend. He was part of our posse from high school days and beyond. Too many stories to tell and probably best not share. Those who were there know them anyway. There was always lots of laughter and good times when we all got together. He is now hanging with the others we have lost over the years, and as our earthly group gets smaller our after-life group is getting bigger. I find comfort in believing they are running together and will be waiting for the rest of us to join them when it is time. I will cherish the life-long friendship we all share. Truly unique to have such a gift. God speed dear Tom. Fire up that Falcon and we’ll go for a drive again one day in the future. I love you.

  • Tony Doucette says:

    Sorry to hear the Taffy pass. I have been trying to find you guys, to see how everyone is doing. I’m living in Boise Idaho

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