Thomas Richards Valle

1942 - 2022

Thomas Richards Valle

Thomas Richards Valle died on May 16, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 80 years old.
Tom was born January 12, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a graduate of Highland High School, where unbeknownst to them both, he first met his future wife Marilyn Groussman Valle. Tom was a veteran who proudly served in the air national guard during the Vietnam War. In recent years he and his wife Marilyn split their time between Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah where they enjoyed retirement serving their community by founding the Assistance League of Southern Utah and regularly volunteering with the Rotary Club and KONY Coins for Kids. Each year Tom dressed up as Santa Claus and served as a Sub for Santa to ensure children in his community had a merry Christmas.

Tom loved anything with an engine that could go fast. He got his pilot’s license before he got a driver’s license. Some of his happiest memories were on the back of a motorcycle or behind the wheel of a Corvette. He loved to travel and cruise the highways in his motorhome whistling silly tunes to pass the time. He is remembered by his friends and family as a deeply kind, caring, and easy-going friend, husband, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Groussman Valle, seven loving grandchildren, and two adoring yorkies.

The family has chosen to wait to hold memorial services until Marilyn and Tom’s ashes can be put to rest together. Until then, it would make Tom so happy if you enjoyed a bowl of ice cream in his memory.

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