Thomas (Tom) Dean Youngblood

Thomas Youngblood passed away in his sleep at home in Homer, AK.

Thomas (Tom) Dean Youngblood – dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather,and friend – passed away in his sleep at home in Homer, Alaska on Friday, February 16, 2024.

Tom was born to Troy and Geneva Youngblood of Rocky Ford, CO in October 1936. He graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1954. Tom and his high school sweetheart Laveda married in June 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February 1955 going on to serve for four years.

Tom and Laveda welcomed their first child, Belinda. In short work, the family grew to five with the births of Michael and Tary.

Tom was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all his life experiences: jet engine mechanic, power plant machinist, uranium and gold miner, logger, auto parts business owner, contractor- he could fix or build anything.

Tom belonged to numerous churches over the years. He loved to read the Bible and had a strong faith in God.

He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them- and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he carried himself with dignity, strength, and full of love for those who went before him. He will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his three children and spouses: Belinda (Youngblood) Wharton, son in-law Chuck, Michael Youngblood, Tary Youngblood, and daughter in-law Karrie. Hisseven loving grandchildren are Jenifer Kumfer, Dylan Youngblood, Fawn Youngblood, Codi Alexander, Austin Youngblood, Wayne Youngblood, and Chelsea Logan. Along with twenty-one great-grandkids, Kanin, Harper, Hayden, Logan, Peyson, Stryker, Lincoln, Thomas, Keagan, Celestyn, Conner, Avalee, Nieve, Olivia, Ambrose, Brigid, Faylim, Kinley, Easton, Brielle, and Winry. He was preceded in death by his wife Laveda.

No services will be held at this time and the family requests anyone wishing to honor Tom to donate to Hospice of Homer. He will be cremated and this spring along with the ashes of Laveda will be laid to rest by family and several fishing buddies in the waters of Cook Inlet at astill “secret” location where Tom caught his Homer Halibut Derby winning fish in 2009, a 354-pound Halibut. A celebration of life will occur with details to be determined.