Thomas Eugene Mattice, 75, a resident of Wendell, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Thomas was born on March 7, 1944 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of Orville Loyd and Phyllis Lillian (Smith) Mattice. He was raised and educated in Jerome.
Thomas joined the U.S. Navy in 1969, serving until he was discharged in 1974.
He married Mary Surma on June 27, 1970. She preceded him in death on September 30, 1992.
He later married Kathryn Holverson on December 31, 1996 in Gooding. They made their home in Wendell.
Thomas was an active member of Wendell American Legion Post #41.
He is survived by: his wife – Kathryn of Wendell; his son – Richard Mattice of Jerome; three grandchildren – Erin Gauss and Alexander Gauss of Wynfield, Illinois and Riley Mattice of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother and one sister.
A memorial celebration of life will be held on a later date this spring.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Wendell Chapel.
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