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In Memory

Tom Hensley

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02/19/17 11:40 AM #1    

Jim Hawkins

Dear Everyone,

Here is another obituary from one of our departed classmates.  I did not know Tom very well, but what I do know was that he was really a super nice guy.



Thomas John Hensley was memorialized Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Family Home in the Angeles National Forest. He passed away peacefully at his home in San Juan Capistrano, California on April 17, 2016.Tom Hensley was born in Los Angeles to Edward and Mary Lou Hensley. Tom was raised in the Angeles National Forest from age three with his older brother Ray and younger sister Linda.Tom attended the Cedar Springs School at Camp #37 on the Angeles Crest Highway 2, and then the Chilao Mountain School, before graduating from La Caada High School.Tom graduated with a Physical Education and Geology Degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado where he was the only athlete at Western State to team letter in two sports, Skiing and Football. In 2013 Tom was inducted, with his teammates, to the Western State Colorado University Athletics Association Hall of Fame. After college, Tom competed on the professional Coors Pro Tour as a member of Ski Team Elitche's.Tom and his wife Michelle raised their two children Timothy and Amy Lou in Colorado where he worked as a builder for several years before moving back to California where he worked for major building contractors like Taylor Woodrow Homes and finally Lennar Homes as offsite project manager and superintendent for major projects such as Windermere near Sacramento, California and finally Five Points-Great Park in Orange County, California.Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he leaves behind his two children Tim and Amy and his three granddaughters, who he loved dearly, Nyla, Calla, and Siana.Tom was a Blessed Son, a Beloved Brother, an Honored Father, a Cherished Grandfather, and Trusted Friend. In lieu of flowers, the Hensley Family gratefully request that you donate to the "Thomas John Hensley Memorial Scholarship Fund" at Western State Colorado University Foundation, western.edu/foundation, 909 E. Escalante Drive, P.O. Box 1264, Gunnison, CO 81230, 970-641-2237. Your gift is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. - 

02/19/17 11:44 AM #2    

Jim Hawkins

Here is a more recent photo of Tom.


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