Thomas John Schultz
Husband, Father, Friend — Thomas John Schultz, 65, died January 16, 2014 while on vacation in Thailand. He was born in Montana on October 24 1948, to Norman (Bud) Schultz and Florence (Brander) Schultz and raised with his sister, Penny in Garrison and Deer Lodge.
Tom made a 30-year career as an artist and potter, and had a full and happy life with his New Zealand wife Sue, and son, Jeffrey.
Tom enjoyed racquetball, gardening, traveling, skiing, sailing, and an extensive network of family and friends. Endowed with vast amounts of common sense, and being an older dad, Tom appreciated more than most the thrill of Jeffrey playing sports, doing well in school and acquiring the maturity of a young man.
Tom could make and fix just about anything. Strong and steady, he arranged rocks in a garden and painted intricate glaze designs on clay with equal artistry. Most recently he constructed beautiful boxes of inlaid hardwoods.
Tom leaves us with hundreds of extraordinary ceramics, an enduring sense of fairness, memories of his dry humor, a kindness to all, and not a single unfinished home improvement project.
He will be dearly remembered by his family and friends worldwide.
A celebration of Tom’s life was held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, Tundra Room on Northern Trail.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Woodland Park Zoo.