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Tom Richard Pettigrew

Thomas ("Tom")

Richard Pettigrew

Tom Pettigrew, formerly of Torrance, California, passed away suddenly and went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2006 in Medford, Oregon.

Born on January 9, 1948, to Jack and Virginia Pettigrew in Altadena, Calif., Tom married the love of his life, Beverly (Bonner) Pettigrew on January 3, 1981, and together they had three children: Derek, Trevor, and Kelly.

A graduate of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Calif., Tom held various managerial positions in several firms over the years and was a front-end supervisor at Costco in Medford. He fulfilled a long-time dream of living in Oregon when he moved with his family to Medford in May, 2004.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his wife and children and coaching his children's sports teams. He was an outdoor enthusiast and loved to ski, backpack, and fish. He relaxed by working in the garden and reading and had a passion for running. He attended First Baptist Church of Medford.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his two brothers, Brad and Craig, and their families; as well as his mother-in-law, Edith; three brothers-in-law, Bruce, Chris, and Brian; a sister-in-law, Dorothy; and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Medford with Pastor Randy Williams officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the First Baptist Church of Medford.

Tom Richard Pettigrew