Tom Grace

Profile Updated: October 24, 2014
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: Aurora, CO USA
Occupation: Air conditioning
Children: Three daughters:
Jennifer 1970, Heather 1973, Courtney 1986
Military Service: USMCR '67-73  
Parish Grade School:

St. Rita

Employer:

Self

Grand Children:

Chance 1999, Cooper 2006

Comments:

Went elk hunting for the first time ever in 2010 - got a cow elk at 258 yards, one shot (Thank you USMC). Those are BIG animals! USMC reserves '67-73. E-5 cook. Learned to body surf in the Corps. Been in Colorado since 1979. Self employed since 1988. G.E. dealer. Master Gardener and Plant Clinician volunteer with CSU, president Gardeners of America, Denver - 4 years & Rocky Mountain Region (1 year). President Denver Bassmasters - 6 years (current). Get back to St. Louis at least once each year. Parents are deceased. Still a diehard Cardinals fan (but son-in-law is director of player development for Pittsburgh Pirates). Pull for Mizzou in all sports. Bass fish as often as possible in-state and Texas, OK, N.Mex., KS, NE, MO, UT. Involved in kid's fishing programs. Favorite lakes: Amistad and Fork, TX, Powell, UT. Upland bird hunting. Used to grow big (350# +) pumpkins. Grow a dozen or more tomato plants plus peppers, herbs and various flowers. Love to cook. Had photography published in nat'l calendars and local mags. Triple bypass Jan. '05. Still upright! Cancer radiation Feb - April 2013 - no sign of it now!

School Story:

Played many sports at McBride. Had record intramural softball distance throw for a while (ha) but didn't play H.S. baseball (wanted faster paced game at the time). Football (C team and varsity), cross country, track, swimming (only year we had a team 1961), soccer.
Enjoyed art class more than any other. Liked speech class. Had a couple favorite teachers and coaches -coach Goodwin, Bro. Molnar (art), Bro. Fitzsimmon (speech).
Still visit with Jim Rung, and email Mike Otten.
Rode to school on Mondays during football season with members of football Cardinals (Sonny Randall, Bill Kohman, Ken Panfil, Jerry Stovall). Tore kidney as senior at football practice :-) - missed four weeks and healed fast but returned to play last two games.

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Happiest if birthdays Mike. Was in KC for just a few days over Thanksgiving and might be back there for New Years following Christmas in St. Louis.

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Posted on: Dec 19, 2016 at 9:25 PM

Happy Birthday you old coot! I'll be in KC for New Years most likely.

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Jul 22, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Posted on: Jul 21, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Dale! An official Okie, huh? I love fishing Grand Lake and had buddies that recently were at Tenkiller and had a great time. I don't miss the tornadoes but love the fishing. Hope you have MANY more birthdays.

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Tom have a good birthday!

Dec 15, 2015 at 9:42 PM
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Posted on: Dec 11, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Hey you old dog! Early HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes Mike.

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Nov 19, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Jim was a good high school friend and later roommate for two years. I was fortunate to spend time with Jim and Lee at Lake of the Ozarks in September of this year. 

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Nov 14, 2015 at 6:06 PM

Jim Rung ('65) passed away Friday evening, Nov. 13, 2015

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Sep 20, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Was fun seeing a bunch of the guys although a couple I had hoped to see weren't there Friday evening. I didn't attend the Saturday event but the classmates get together Friday was fun.

Sep 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Mike - yeah, it was fun seeing you and so many of the guys. There was maybe four I didn't quickly recognize and a few that weren't there on Friday, the only night I attended. Lot's of diversity in the room! And there I was among a bunch of out of shape old guys! It was a fun time and I'm glad I made it into St. Louis for the festivities. My only hope though was that I'd be in town when the Cardinals were playing but I missed that by two days.

Sep 18, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Tom it was great to see you again last Friday at the reunion. Be well and hope to see you again soon.

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Sep 05, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Hey John - I assume you'll be at the Friday night classmates only thing at Chaminade? I have your phone number around here somewhere but not sure where at the moment. Would you be so kind as to forward it to me again? My email address is: Tmmytomato@aol.com and my cell is 303-726-3668. I was going to attend with Jim Rung but he had a change in plans and won't be there Friday. And what time does the frivolity start? I'll try contacting Mike Otten also - haven't spoken to him in about a year.

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Posted on: Jul 04, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Happy Birthday John - fishing today?

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