July 6, 1949-Dec. 27, 2017
Tom Davies, 68, a lifelong resident of Walkerville, passed away December 27, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with a sudden illness.
Tom was born on July 6, 1949 to Helen (Hoar) and Emerson Davies in Butte, Montana. Tom attended Sherman grade school and Butte High School. Following his graduation in 1967, Tom worked various jobs before pursuing his life-long career as an electrician, which started at the Kelley mine. After the closure of the Anaconda Company, Tom then traveled around the country working on various construction projects. The long rides and wild adventures created many tight lifelong bonds with his union brothers. He finished his career in Butte working for ARC Electric for over 20 years. While working for ARC Electric, Tom made a lasting impact on everyone he was around, especially the young apprentices that learned from his wealth of knowledge. He was truly a master of his craft. For Tom, being an electrician didn't stop with retirement, as he spent many hours volunteering at the new carousel.
Tom married Pattie Lambert on August 28, 1971 and together they had two children, TJ and Kacey. He was a great dad. He always made the most of the time with his children, whether it was camping in Wise River, taking trips to Seattle, or just enjoying a good family dinner. There was nothing he liked more than spending time with his kids.
He was known to many as Tom, Tommy, the mayor, or Dudley, but his most important title came in 1998 when he became known as Grandpa Tom. This role came easy to Tom as he was a natural grandfather. He never missed any sporting events in which they participated. His love of cheering on kids didn't stop with his grandsons. He could always be found at a Butte High sporting event, 50-50 ticket in hand.
Tom enjoyed many things in his life such as old Chevy cars, fishing with his buddies, and anything that had to do with Walkerville, but his true joy in life was helping family and friends. If a helping hand was needed, he was like a superhero in Carhart bibs and white tennis shoes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emerson and Helen Davies; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eva and Harry Lambert; and sister-in-law, Judy McKiernan.
Tom is survived by his children TJ Davies and Kacey (Brandon) Queer; grandchildren, Kadon, Wil, and Kuley Queer; siblings, Peggy (Jim) Ryan, Debbie (Rick) Hamry, Bob (Alice) Davies; nieces, Trena (Andrew) Bernard, Melissa (Joe) Kump, and Katy McKiernan; nephews, Ric (Kim) Minudri, Rick (Dena) Hamry, Mike (Jill) Hamry, Jeff Ryan, Mike Petruzelli, and Bobby Davies; and numerous cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 12:30 PM at the Historic St. Lawrence Church in Walkerville, Montana. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Spirit of Columbia Gardens/Carousel, PO Box 782, Butte, MT 59703.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Tom’s Family.