Thomas Edward Dame, 75, died at his home on April 4, 2018. Mr. Dame (Tom) moved from Fort Lupton, Colo., to Tomball, Texas, earlier this year.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on March 19, 1943. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Sergeant. Tom received the Purple Heart after volunteering for an extended tour in Vietnam, where he was subsequently wounded in action.
Tom moved his family to the Denver area in 1976. He operated his own exterior decorating business, improving the look of many homes in the Denver metro area for close to 30 years. He was active in his faith and spent many hours listening to gospel music. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Louvilla (Wickware) Dame of Tomball, Texas; five children and their spouses, Margaret (Andrew) Buck-Ruybal of Fort Lupton, Colo., David (Kim) Dame of Franktown, Colo., Matthew (Marnie) Dame of Fort Collins, Colo., Douglas (Lisa) Dame of Spring, Texas, and John (Joey) Dame of Parker, Colo.; two brothers, Richard Dame of Tampa, Fla., and Errol Dame of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; three sisters, Beverly Forget of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Sandra Ryan of Beekmantown, N.Y., and Brenda Dame of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom is preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude (Baker) Devins.
A viewing is scheduled at Crown Hill Mortuary, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheatridge, Colo., on April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Military Funeral Honors to follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W Kenyon Ave., Denver, Colo.
Published on April 14, 2018