Thomas Welch Croft

OBIT Thomas CroftMay 19, 1959 – Jan. 26, 2014

Funeral services for Thomas Welch Croft will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cowley. Tom, 54, died Jan. 26 at the Billings (Mont.) Clinic Hospital.

He was born May 19, 1959, in Lovell, the son of Edward Marchant and Ora Louise Welch Croft, the second of six children.

Tom graduated from Northwest College in Powell with an Associate Degree in graphic arts. He had a keen eye for measures and levels and loved to build and create. He also loved music and enjoyed writing songs with his brothers.

He served a two-year mission for the LDS Church in Tallahassee, Fla.

Tom married Vicki Renae Lynam in 1980. They had six children.

Tom enjoyed rock climbing, rock hunting, skiing and riding his mountain bike down the Big Horn Mountain highway. He took advantage of any time he could spend at the Croft family cabin.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Lynam Croft; his parents, Edward and Louise Welch Croft; his six children and their spouses, Thomas Winfield and Kelly Croft an Keith an Brook Renae Grant of Cody; Morgan Rae Crof of Billings, Michael and Madison Louise Grandalen of Cowley, Joseph William Croft and Eston Lynam Croft, both of Lovell; three brothers, Edward Welch Croft, Max Welch Croft and Scott Golden Croft; two sisters, Leisha Croft Workman and Kathleen Croft-Jolley and 13 grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Cowley Cemetery.