Home: Park City, Utah
Death Date: November 17, 2017
Birthdate: December 23, 1934
Place Of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Service Information: Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:00 PM
Service Location: Starks Funeral Parlor
Tom died peacefully at home in Park City on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at the age of 82. He was born Dec. 23, 1934 in Salt Lake City, the 2nd of 4 sons of Georgia Doxey and Chester Case Pratt. He graduated from East High School where he was voted "Mr. Touchdown" in 1952 and later attended the University of Utah. He married Josephine Urevig in 1956. They enjoyed over 60 happy years together while raising 5 children.
After starting out as a heavy machinery salesman, he built up his own filter company to the point he was able to retire in his early 50's. He was a man's man. He was a lifelong hunter, adventurer, horseshoe champ, wildflower expert and avid outdoorsman. He could build anything, which included the family cabin in Holiday Park and a 35 ft. sailboat, "Cold Duck". He was an ocean sailor and a Commander in the Coastguard Auxiliary. Tom and Jo spent the summers camping and hiking and the winters in Yuma, AZ for the last 25 years.
He is survived by his wife and five children: Timothy (Terese), Jennifer Starr (Kevin), Mary Beth Yenna (Herbert Singleton), Ted (Cindie), and William (Bret Hanna), 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Joel and Randall. Preceded in death by parents and brother James.
A celebration of Tom's life will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to your favorite charity.
Vaya con Dios, my Love.