Thomas Davidson

POCATELLO – Thomas H. Davidson, 78, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on August 11, 1934, in Salt Lake City, UT, to William and Virginia Davidson. Thomas was raised in Pocatello and has lived here all his life. He attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School.

His first marriage was to Lanelle Shoemaker; they later divorced. He married Judith Watts and together they had a daughter, Wendy. He later married Clifta Anderson and together they had a daughter, Virginia.

In his early days he worked in the Albertsons Bakery decorating cakes. He later went to work at Williamsons Body and Equipment, then landed a job with the Union Pacific Railroad that he loved. He retired from the railroad and also retired from Western Air.

Thomas was a Christian.

He loved fishing, welding, engraving, calligraphy, and visiting around town. He was always helping his friends by taking out garbages, shoveling sidewalks, shopping for them, or anything they needed. He loved to ride Harley Davidsons and taking rides with Clifta.

He is survived by his daughter Wendy (Chris) Torgesen of Pocatello; daughter Virginia “Ginny” (Tommy) Liggins of Pocatello; sister Robin (Dale) Jensen of Pocatello; brother William Ray Davidson of Rupert, ID; granddaughter Nichole (Troy) Lintredt of Pocatello; granddaughter Tonya (Jared) Bernt of Pocatello; grandson Jeffery Christensen of Pocatello; granddaughter Ginnette “Nettie” Christensen of Boise; granddaughter Anna (McKay) Young of Thayne, WY; granddaughter Jennie (Nate) of Eagle Mountain, UT; grandson Michael (Jennifer) Torgesen of Logan, UT; grandson Steven Torgesen of Soda Springs, ID; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Virginia and William, wife Clifta Davidson, and step-father Chet Thompson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 South 4th Ave. A visitation for family and friends will take place at Colonial Funeral Home Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from noon to 1:45 P.M. Burial will follow  at Mountain View Cemetery.

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  1. Del Owens

    To Tom’s Family and To Robin, I am so sorry for your loss and hope you know my thoughts and prayers will be with you in these trying times.
    Tom was a great man, and was what the world needed.
    There will be vast emtyness in the coming times, and the world will be a little less nicer!
    Please know my thought’s have been with the Family for all these year’s and the memories are always coming up.
    May peace come to you in the future.

  2. Ron Howell

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Tom…I have knpown him since junior high school. He will be missed…

  3. Gene and Carlene Archuleta

    We knew Tom as Harley, he was our neighbor and even though I did not know him well he always honked his horn and waved when ever he drove by and seen us in the yard. My husband knew him better than I did but I wanted to let the family know he will be greatly missed!!

  4. Patricia Lowder

    I have known Tom and Clifta since way back in the 60′s when Clifta and I worked as waitresses. It was sad when Clifta left this earth but know her and Tom will be reunited. Tom, if you were in a lot of pain now you are whole again God bless your family and many prayers are being sent to all of your family. Wishing many blessings to all. Patricia Goddard Lowder

  5. The VanMinsels

    We are so sorry to lose a truly GREAT man and neighbor. We will miss his friendliness, the honk and wave as he went by as well as his helpful nature. It was always a race between Tom & Ray as to who could get the snow blower fired up and the walks cleared. He always kept a watchful eye on our house whenever we were out of town. God bless you during your time of sorrow. Our neighborhood has lost a wonderful friend. Ray & Maggie VanMinsel

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