Thomas Arthur Gist age 70 died with his family at his side, on May 16th, 2021 at his home in Oregon City, Oregon after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
Thomas was born June 27th, 1950 at Portland Adventist Hospital in Portland, Oregon to Cecil and Shirley Gist. He graduated from Portland Union Academy in 1968. He Married Sandra Shrum on July 2nd, 1970 and had two children. Thomas was a carpet layer 25 years and an elevator technician for 10. When he retired he devoted his time to his family especially his three grandchildren where he became known as “Pops” to all their sports teams. Watching them brought pure joy to him and he considered those team families as part of his own family.
He is survived by his wife Sandie; a brother Dan; two sisters Pat and Marilyn; his son Matt; daughter Heather; four grandchildren Trevor, Travis, Sarah and Cody; and one soon to be great-granddaughter.
The family will be having two ceremonies, one will be a private gathering at his favorite hunting grounds and the other will be a celebration of life with his sports’ families.