Thomas (Tom) Reid
Moers passed away on July 1 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He
passed peacefully at his favorite place on Earth – the cabin in Donnelly he
shared with his wife, Marsha.
Tom was born in Freeport,
Illinois, on May 18, 1942. At the age of 5, he moved to Southern California
with his father Thomas, mother Jean, and big brother John. After spending his
younger years enjoying Pacific Ocean beaches, Tom graduated from San Jose State
University. While working as a stock broker in California, Tom married in 1969
and saw the birth of his son in 1973. Tom and family moved to Boise in 1976,
where he became a commodities broker and, a year later, his daughter was born.
Although he was a
transplant from California, Tom always considered Idaho and its outdoors his
true home. An avid sportsman and deeply devoted father, Tom spent his time
outside of work taking his kids camping, teaching them to fly fish, coaching their
youth soccer teams, modeling kindness and a sense of adventure, and just being
an all-around amazing dad. He nurtured his connection to the Boise community
through his service as Commissioner of the Treasure Valley Soccer League and
participation in local arts.
Tom met the love of
his life, Marsha, in 2001 and the two were married in 2005. Throughout their
marriage, Tom and Marsha fostered and shared a love that left everyone they
touched in awe. Though the couple had much in common, by far their greatest
mutual passion was fishing. Tom and Marsha wintered at home in Boise, longing
for each summer that had them at their Donnelly cabin and on the hunt for the
next best fishing spot.
No matter where Tom
went or who he was with during his 75 years, he always brought a smile, a good
story, and an observable thirst for life and people. He will be greatly missed
and always cherished by those that knew him. Tom is survived by his wife
Marsha; son Scott; daughter Carrie; step-sons Scott (Kim), Brian (Angi), Kevin
(Jamee), and Dave (Melisa) Shoecraft; brother John (Margaret); sister-in-law
Pammie; brother-in-law Del (Anne) Corley; brother-in-law Larry Evans; 11 grandchildren;
8 great grandbabies; numerous nieces and nephews; many special friends; and all
the fish in Lake Cascade that escaped his hook.
A viewing will be held
Sunday, July 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel,
memorial service will be held on Monday, July 10, 1:30 p.m., at Alden-Waggoner
Funeral Chapel. A graveside service at Meridian Cemetery will follow. Family
and friends are then invited to a gathering to share memories and conversation.