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Thomas Duane Park, age 76, passed away April 22, 2023, after a long struggle with multiple health issues. Tom was born January 4, 1947, in Payson, Utah to Duwane Marvin and Bessie Elaine Fowkes Park. He was the second of five children. He met Lynn Oliver in Toppenish, WA and they were married on October 21, 1966. They have five children, Traci (Chris) Memmott; Justin (Jana) Park; Tyson (Ruth) Park; Shane (Nichole) Park; and Camille (Brian) Rupp. Tom and Lynn later divorced. He married Karen Holmesley on June 27, 2014.
In his youth Tom attended schools in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. His career took his family to several places in Washington, Oregon, and Utah before moving to Nephi in 1981. Tom had a life-long love for Juab County and was pleased to raise his family surrounded by many relatives.
After 2014, Tom and Karen enjoyed travelling wherever his job would take him throughout the western United States. In recent years they lived in Draper and Fairview, Utah.
In December 1973, Tom faced one of the greatest challenges of his life. While working as a lineman for Pacific Power & Light he was severely electrocuted. He had a long road to recovery and this event impacted his health for the rest of his life. But he never lost his love for the electrical trade, working for Utah Power & Light, Nephi City Power, GSL Electric and eventually owning and operating Salt Creek Electric. He was proud to serve Nephi and the surrounding communities and to employ many talented electricians through the years.
Tom made friends wherever he went. He genuinely cared about people, and it is not hard to find someone who can share a story about how Tom touched their life. He thoroughly enjoyed his relationships with a large circle of cousins and extended family. Tom was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many callings, including Bishop. He was a cowboy at heart and was proud to serve on the Ute Stampede Rodeo Committee. He loved to camp, hunt, ride horses and 4-wheelers, and tease his grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife, Karen Holmesley Park, his children and 18 grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters, Linda (Larry) Jenkins, Pam (Greg) Brown, Juli Park, and Barbara Park. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Cassidy Shane Park and his granddaughter Margaret Marion Memmott.
Funeral services will be held at the Nephi 1st Ward chapel at 200 South 100 East, Nephi, Utah on Monday, May 1st at 11:00 am with a viewing prior to service at 10:00 am. Additionally, a viewing will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home at 94 West 300 North in Nephi, Utah. Interment Vine Bluff Cemetery.
Tom Park - Funeral Recording.mp3