Thomas John Ravenscroft was born on October 27, 1948 to Harry and Helen (Gallagher) Ravenscroft in Seattle, WA and made his final journey to heaven on September 25, 2020 where he gets to be reunited with his parents and brother, Dave. Tom lived most of his life in Seattle, WA until he moved to Denver in 2011 to live closer to his daughters and grandkids.
Tom was a loving, generous, and compassionate father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend. He got along with all types of people and opened his arms and heart to anyone in need. He desired for people to live with, what he would call “god’s best”, in their life. He was known by so many as a great encourager and would send songs and books/writings to encourage people and had a knack for sending just the right message at just the right time to lift someone’s spirits. His laugh was loud and contagious and he had a childlike enthusiasm and wonder for life. He enjoyed traveling and traveled often, but it wasn’t always just about seeing cool places, rather it was more to connect with the people that lived there. He loved introducing people to the different forms of art whether that was music, painting, pottery or poetry/writing.
Tom was a man of many trades. He worked in his dad’s pizza shop as a teenager, was a car salesman for Honda, director of ministry through the arts, a musician, a word processor, a pottery teacher and art gallery owner. But what he was most proud of was being an author and writing the book, “Prayer & Meditation: A Practical Guide to the Life Promised in Step 11”. He held workshops all over the US and other countries helping to lead hundreds if not thousands to a new life in recovery.
Tom was a huge baseball fan, traveling to Arizona for spring training almost every year. If he wasn’t at a baseball game, he was listening to it on the radio. He loved taking his daughters to Mariners games and continued this tradition of going to baseball games with them and his grandkids when he moved to Colorado. In addition to baseball, Tom loved music and attending concerts (usually one of the best seats in the house). He was a musician and loved playing the guitar and singing with his daughters. His current favorite artistwas Lauren Daigle and he started every day playing worship music. Tom had quite the sweet tooth and a love for Starbucks, black licorice and ice cream. His favorite food was a toss up between a good steak or pizza with pepperoni & pineapple. His favorite drink was a glass of Coca-Cola with the right amount of ice and a side dish of lemons.
Tom is survived by his brothers: Rick and Mike, daughters: Alima and Sarah; grandchildren: Dylon, David, Grayson, and Grace and nephews: Jesse and Colin.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Tom’s Celebration of Life. Find more information here: https://everloved.com/life-of/thomas-ravenscroft/donate/?flow=201
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 2pm-5pm at The Home of Nate Yanez, 269 Logan Hill Rd., Chehalis, WA
*Celebration will be held in a large outdoor area but please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions and wear a mask if you are unable to maintain 6' from others.
**In Memoriam cares about the safety of the families we serve. Please come wearing a mask, adhere to social distance guidelines, and please stay home if you have any fever, cold, or flu-like symptoms.