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Thomas R Otteson

June 7, 1930 - May 16, 2012

Thomas R. Otteson passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012_of natural causes. Tom was born June 7, 1930 to Thomas E. Otteson and Peggy Piper in Rexburg, Idaho; the youngest of three children. He married Norma Glenn in Wellsville, Utah after serving in the U.S. Navy as a Bos’un mate. He lived with his grandmother while his mom and dad traveled to his dad’s jobs as a Forest Service employee assigned to five towers, building bridges and anything else needed during the depression. When his parents transferred from Hill Air Force Base to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, he worked at Hickam and lived with his parents until he got out of the Navy.Tom loved fishing, hunting, traveling, dancing and socializing. Tom is leaving behind his wife, boys , Cole (Sue divorced) Pioneer Town, CA., Blain (Linda), West Haven, Utah, Lisa Otteson- Miera (Jake), Roy, UT., four grandsons, Lehi Steward (Nicole), Jacob Miera, Matthew Miera, and Travis Otteson, San Diego, CA., two great grandsons, Salem and Wyatt Steward. Friends and Family may visit from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street. Per his wishes, cremation will follow under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.The family would like to thank IHC Hospice Nurses, Vicki, Robin and RayLene and Heritage Park Nurse Etta and all of the Aides that took care of dad. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Friday, May 18, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Thomas R Otteson

Born: June 7, 1930
Died: May 16, 2012

Condolences for Thomas R Otteson

Mitch Talbot posted on 5/31/12

T.O I just found out! ...You were my Dads best friend!.... Ralph! I am so sorry I could not be around as I was getting divorced 2 weeks later and had 2 kids on my plate. I will never forget the memories and all the fishing trips! Also that you could crack walnuts with your hands!... Thank You Tom! you meant alot to me! ....To Blaine and Cole, Your Dad talked of you all the time and Really loved you from when I knew him! ... He told me also about his grandson born the size of a pop can and made it!.... Tom was Amazing people and had a huge impact in my life!... Mitch Talbot


Chris Hulse Webb posted on 5/18/12

The first time (and only time) I ever tasted beer was when I went camping with Tom and Maxine and family. I was about 8 years old. Tom had a beer in his hand and I was giving him a hard time about it. He told me to taste it which I did. I about threw up!!!!!!!!!!! Nasty stuff!!!!!!!!!! I remember how Tom laughed and thought it was so funny!Also, I will never forget when Tom and Maxine took me to CA with them. Lisa and I had so much fun!!!! I had a great time!!!!Thank you for the good memories. Love you guys!Chris (Marilyn's daughter)


Kellie Ulm posted on 5/17/12

Blain, I am so sorry about your Dad. I have heard so many wonderful and funny stories about him and know he will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kellie


connie Hartmann posted on 5/17/12

Blain I am so sorry for your loss. Will stop by on Friday.


kathy briggs posted on 5/17/12

I'm so sorry for your loss Kathy briggs


Robert Coleman posted on 5/17/12

He was a friend and a mentor that I truly looked up to. He had a wicked sense of humor that I truly loved and he gave me advice that I will use for a lifetime. The Eaglles and the world have lost a gracious and loving man who never pulled any punches. Rest in peace my friend I will see you again someday and maybe we will finally get that duck hunt together. Robert Coleman