Service Details


Friday, October 12, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Rosary - 7:00 pm
All Saints Catholic Church
650 NE 52nd Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa


Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am
All Saints Catholic Church
650 NE 52nd Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa


Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Thomas M. Gary Thomas M. Gary, 83, passed away from lymphoma on October 9, 2018, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was born June 22, 1935, in Des Moines, to Thomas and Ella “Nell” Gary.

Thomas graduated from Dowling High School and attended night school at Drake University and Grand View College. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and UAW.

Tom retired from John Deere and then went to work at Sears for 10 years. Tom also maintained a side business over the years upholstering furniture.

Tom is survived by his children, Thomas A. Gary, Laura Gary, and Elaine (Scott) Ellis; stepchildren, Barb (Mike) Miller and Randy (Kris) Baker; grandchildren, Adison and Ethan Ellis; his sister, Theresa (Richard) Engle; as well as a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann; second wife, Patricia; his daughter, Gloria Gary; brothers, Jim and Bob Gary; and sisters, Dorothy Hofbauer and Mary Jean Meloy.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018, at All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Avenue in Des Moines with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association in loving memory of Thomas.

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