Thomas Daniel Luper
March 13, 1921 ~ October 26, 2013
Thomas Daniel Luper was born in Elk City, OK on March 13, 1921. He died in Kent, WA on October 26, 2013. Tom was educated in the Oklahoma schools. He served in World War II as a flight engineer and aerial photographer, in the Army Air Force. He flew 64 missions in Europe and was awarded 27 medals for bravery. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Edna (2002). They were married 59 years. They moved to Wenatchee in 1949, where he worked for the Bonneville Power Administration of the Dept. of Interior. During his working career, the Dept. of Interior awarded him the Silver Medal, the second highest medal a Federal employee can receive. He was also awarded many incentive awards for originality, saving the Dept. of Interior money and man hours. He retired in 1976, after 35 years and he and his wife travelled all over the world. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as an usher for 16 years and was active in several divisions of the church.
He is survived by daughter, Tommye Ann (James) of Kent; son, Paul (Donna) of Burien; four grandsons; six great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and two great-great granddaughters. Private Memorial Services will be held for the family in Kent, WA.