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Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ

OBITUARY

Thomas Joseph Devereux

February 21, 1945November 16, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Joseph Devereux, 74, announces his passing Saturday, November 16, 2019. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Judy (Martin) Devereux; three daughters, Chantel (Don) Garcy of Odessa, FL; Alison (Jim) Naumann of Phoenix, AZ; Natalie (Justin) Heidenreich of Olathe, KS; five grandchildren Madeleine and JT Naumann, Georgia Heidenreich and Jack and Brett Garcy; his sisters Margaret Gronstal, Barbara (Bill) Shain and Rose (Tim) Eagan. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Ann; sisters Sister Sheila Devereux RSM, Miriam Jelinek and Madelyn Stover; brother Jim Devereux. Born and raised in Des Moines, IA, a son of Bernard and Ann (Lalley). He was the youngest of eight. Tom graduated from Dowling High School Class of 1963. He had a brief stint in the US Air Force. Upon returning home, he reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Judy Martin. They married in 1966. He began his career in the grocery /brokerage industry soon after. After three daughters and several moves, they settled in Omaha, NE in 1975 where he began his career with Mueller-Yurgae Associates. Retiring after 35 years, Tom and Judy relocated to Surprise, AZ. Tom had a passion for volunteerism committing his time to Boys Town, the Epilepsy Foundation and St. Vincent De Paul Society. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Skyline Woods and Shadow Ridge Country Clubs in Omaha and Copper Canyon in Buckeye. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 24th from 5 to 7:00 with a Rosary following from 7-7:30 at Dignity Surprise Funeral Care – 16063 Bell Road. A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Monday, November 25th at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church – 17111 W Bell Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Boys Town, St. Clare Assisi Building Fund or the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 25, 2019

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Gary Riley

December 4, 2019

Judy and Family
Sorry to hear of your loss. Growing up with cousin Tom we had many good memories. I was so glad you stopped to spend a few hours on your move to AZ. and catch up on the past years that go by so quickly. Be well, you and your family are in our thought.

William Liddell

November 25, 2019

A fine classmate and a good man. My sincere condolences. Tom Liddell.

Brad Martin

November 23, 2019

So many great memories! Tom was always a friend and a mentor to me which I can not thank him enough. I know all my family members and I will miss his humor and wit as he was always quick with a joke to make you laugh and feel good! Rest In Peace you crazy pant wearing man.

Teri Miller

November 23, 2019

Tom, your compassion for others and fun loving spirit have always amazed me. Your family has meant the world to me not just in high school, but every day. I remember coming over and having the best stock of candy on hand! You will be missed by many and my thoughts and prayers are with your wife, children and grandchildren. Much love, love, peace and prayers to all.

Mike Hess

November 21, 2019

Judy,
Sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I always looked forward to your visits to Des Moines when all the classmate goth together to share memories. I recall the honor of celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. I will remember you, Tom and your family in my prayers.
Mike Hess

Charles Goss

November 20, 2019

Tom was a fun loving guy with his wild colored outfits. He was one of the most gentle, caring, generous, and compassionate persons we have ever met. He truly lived the Vincentian spirit. We will miss him dearly. With lots of love and prayers for Judy and family, sincerely, Charlie & Gloria Goss

Rose Eagan

November 20, 2019

My little brother Tom was one of a kind-always had a smile on his face. He lived the American dream, loved his family, his faith, and his country. He was big hearted, kind, thoughtful, and loving. If our world was full of people like Tom we would have world peace.

Miss you Tom. I know you had a warm welcome at the pearly gates with Mom, Dad, Sheila, Miriam, Madelyn, Jim, and all our other relatives in heaven.

Love and hugs to Judy, Chantel, Alison, and Natalie.


Rose Pollard-Schlendering

November 19, 2019

I met Tom when I was a newbie beverage cart server at Copper Canyon Golf during the cold frost winter of 2015/16. I served him his Dewars and he always had a smile and he was generous with his tips. Later when I moved inside the pro shop checking in golfers, he always sought me out to check him in even when Al already had him in the system. As a newbie on this job, Tom always winked telling me I was good at my job just as long as I smiled and “took my cute pill”. There was one instance when Al had already checked him in, Tom dismissed that and came around the counter dressed to the nines to give me a hug. Never will I forget the look on Al’s face. Tom was a cheerleader to me and a friend. I will miss him so very much.

Anne Flynn Noah

November 19, 2019

Tom was a great guy. He and my brother Brian Flynn were friends starting at St. Augustins and continuing all their lives. He was funny and charming and I send hugs and prayers for Judy and his family. Blessings Tom

Michelle Kirsch

November 19, 2019

Tom was a big in stature and in personality. He always waved as he'd ride past in his golf cart excited for his next golf game. He was thoughtful and kind, always with big smile. We will miss our wonderful neighbor and friend.

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