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Thomas L. MicklichOn the morning of September 3, 2021, Thomas L. Micklich passed away at the age of 82 from natural causes. Tom was born to William Micklich and Rose Lakner on July 11, 1939 in Pueblo Colorado. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1957, and then went in to graduate from Pueblo College with his Associates of Applied Science of Electronics degree in 1960. He then moved to Rock Springs Wyoming and started working for for AT&T that same year. In May of 1962 he married Evelyn Loisate and then served with the U.S. Army in Taiwan from 1963 to 1964. Tom and Evelyn raised two boys, Thomas J. and Alan M. Micklich. After 38 years he retired from AT&T as well as lost his wife Evelyn in 2000. He again remarried in 2002 to Ruth Gilpin of Rock Springs. Tom loved the outdoors including hunting, fishing, searching for arrowheads, or just simply being outside. He had many interest from fly fishing and tying, to wine making and leather work, as well as taking care of his many plants. Thomas was a very compassionate, loyal, and loving man, an amazing husband, father, and grand father, with many friends that would just love to sit and talk and listen to the many stories Tom had to tell. Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn, his second wife Ruth, sister Wilma and Brother William. Stepdaughter Jody and Stepson Chuck. Thomas is survived by his sisters Mary Beth and Bernadette, and his brother Richard. He is also survived by his sons, grandsons, granddaughters, and their children, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Rosary service will be on Thursday September 9, 2021 at 5:00pm at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 1:00pm also at the church. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. In love of Christian neighbor, face coverings are strongly encouraged. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Thomas L. Micklich please visit our Sympathy Store.
I first met Tom at a hunterís safety class I took my oldest son to. We immediately became friends at that time. A few years later, I made sure my twin sons and their younger sisters attended the safety classes taught by Tom and his team of fellow instructors. That was a great group. Several years later, I would see him at the mall or the Maverick on M street. He was always friendly and called me by name. I will always remember him as kind, friendly, and caring. My leave my sincere condolences to his family and close friends. Respectfully, Brent Weber
Brent Weber Sep 13 2021 12:00 AM
Tom was my dadís best friend for many, many years. I have great respect and love for Tom. He thought my father to hug. I pray he and my dad are enjoying some beer and pickled garlic and enjoying a great conversation now. My thought are with youTJ and Alan. I pray your dad is at peace.
Karek Frandsen Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM
May the peace of God that surpasses understanding overtake each of you. Tom volunteered as an instructor teaching so many Hunter's Safety. He cared deeply about teaching proper handling of all guns and was so kind to everyone. What an amazing man to care for Evelyn all those years. Tom will be missed. Praying sweet memories flood your hearts in the days and months to come and God's deep, deep love surround each of you. Much Love and Many Prayers,
Robert & Cathy Witt Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM
T. J. and Alan We are sorry to hear of your Dad,s passing. They were treasured friends for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family Jim and Marlys Reddon
Jim Reddon Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM
My condolences to the family. Especially to Tom and Alan your dad was always a good man and a friend to me. Our families were all friends growing up but we drifted apart. As I got older I would run into Tom and he always had time to talk to me and see how I was doing. I will miss that. Iím sorry for your loss. God bless
wyo Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies and prayers! Mica, Rachid, Michael, Marilou Granthom
Margarita Granthom Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM
Deepest sympathies. The red candle is in memory of Tomís time as a Hunter Safety instructor. We always enjoyed visiting with Tom. God bless.
Angelina & George Pryich Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM