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Thomas Hugh Earnest

Thomas Hugh Earnest of Commerce City died Feb. 23, 2006, at his home with his loving wife and family members at his side. He was 64 years old.Tom was born in Glenwood Springs on Jan. 6, 1942, to Ralph and Virginia (Hart) Earnest. He resided in Glenwood Springs until he joined the U.S. Navy Seabees in 1960. Following his honorable discharge in 1964, Tom was a truck driver and owned and operated Tom Earnest Trucking until his retirement in 2004.Tom loved fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife, Jody; mother, Virginia; children Tommy, Lisa, Lynette, Bud, Joyce and Lori; brothers Jerry (Shirley) of Denver, Brad (Chery) of Glenwood Springs; sisters Eddi (Don) Vanderhoof, Mila (John) Jensen, both of Glenwood Springs; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at St. Paul’s Community Church, 8001 W. 23rd Ave., in Lakewood. Graveside services will be at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 3, at Fort Logan Veterans Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 390 Grant St., Denver CO 80203.


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