Tom F Glover-March 29, 2011

Tom F Glover, 61, former Amarillo resident, died March 29, 2011, in Panhandle, after a 15 month battle against esophageal cancer.
Final arrangements are under the supervision of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Tom was born in Seymour, Texas, August 2, 1949.  School days were spent in Amarillo, where he graduated from Tascosa High School in 1967.  He received a BS in Business from WTAMU and a MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton.  Glover taught ceramics and drawing at Amarillo College from 1977 to 1986 when he moved to Guadalupita, NM, to work as a full-time potter.
He was a member of Taos Artisans co-op gallery and has pieces there as well as at Marigold Arts and the Museum of Natural History in Santa Fe. Tom served as Fire Chief of the Guadalupita Volunteer Fire Dept. for years and was a member of the Amarillo and National HOG organizations.
Tom is survived by his cousin, Judy Googins and family of Tyler, TX, and his dear friend, Marilyn Grisham of Panhandle.  Memorials may be made to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, NM, or Animal Rescue Shelter, Inc. in Amarillo.
A celebration of life for Tom is pending.

0 Replies to “Tom F Glover-March 29, 2011”

  1. Marilyn, please accept my sincere condolences. Tom was a very dear, long-time friend (we met when he was doing his MFA). I loved the Christmas cards in recent years — he was crazy about you. Bless you for loving and caring for him.
    I recently came across some photos of him at NTSU, and they are sitting on my dining table to be mailed to him. Mysteriously, it occurred to me to Google him today and that’s when I saw the obit.
    I last saw him about 8 years ago when I visited Santa Fe. He drove down for lunch and I am so glad to have had that day. We talked and laughed for hours. I enjoyed his stories, admired his passion for (and against) certain causes, and loved his irreverant sense of humor. I am so grateful to have known him and I will miss him.
    Janet DeMint (in CA)

  2. Tom was one of the first people that I met in the 8th grade after moving to Amarillo. We were friends for almost 50 years. After we graduated and I moved away Tom and I would talk on the phone a lot. A lot of the times he would call me from the fire station. One time we were talking and I heard bells and alarms and I ask Tom what that was and there was no one on the phone. He left the phone hanging and was gone on the fire truck. Miss you Tom….

  3. Tom, you were such a fun loving and gentle soul. You were always quick to laugh and were an unwitting bystander in many crazy situations. Your comical stories would have been unbelievable to those who didn’t know you. But, to those who did, knew it was just another day in the life and times of Tom Glover. Rest in Peace.

  4. What great memories of our years at Crockett & Tascosa. You were always loving and caring with a fantastic sense of humor.

  5. 20 or so years together at Taos Artisan’s Gallery, all the teasing (love) we women tossed your way… was always caught with a dead-pan look that morphed into your TG smile. You kept our meetings going and graced the Gallery with your beautiful pots. You’ll always be in my heart. Marilyn you were the softening, the love, the best years of his life. Thank you so much.

  6. Tom was one of the first folks that I met when I started working at AC and yes his smile was infectious and his good natured kind manner was a treasure. We loved visiting him, his mom and brother in the mountains of NM. It was treat when he came to Carlsbad to teach at the artists coop and we could spend some time together. My heart is saddened at the loss of this great guy and hope I get to see him again. Marilyn, thank you for taking care of him; I still remember a christmas photo from a few years ago which showed you and him; he wrote on it “new girlfriend, new harley, yahoo life is good!”

  7. Tom, You will be missed here in Guadalupita, Thank you for all the years of service to the fire department and the community. Our sympathy to the family.

  8. Tom was such a wonderful part of our community of Sierra Bonita, and we will miss him. We have many of his pottery pieces to remember him by. Our sympathy to Judy and Marilyn.

  9. There is a hole here at Taos Artisans Gallery on Bent Street now that Tom is gone. Just us girls now at the shop. We still have some of his pottery- but it selling fast. He will be missed by many here in Taos. Love to Marilyn, thank you.

  10. Tom and I were in first grade together. His smile has followed him all of his life. As others have said, Tom was a friend to everyone and was always eager to help when he could. Tom is free now and can go and stand with brother, Rick.

  11. Tom and I were in the 1st grade together, his smile followed him all of his life. As others have said Tom was a friend and never forgot anyone. He is free now and can stand by Rick in a better place.

  12. Tom and I were in the 1st grade together, his smile followed him all of his life. As others have said Tom was a friend and never forgot anyone. He is free now and can stand by Rick in a better place.

  13. Tom, We will miss you. We love you. We can honestly say, we have never known anyone with as many friends as you. We will cherish your wonderful works of art we have collected. We have
    been blessed with your friendship. We pray that
    you are now at peace, resting in the arms of our
    Lord. Marilyn, thank you so much for taking care of our friend. We can honestly say, you were the best thing that ever happened to Tom. Your were a blessing in the time your were in his life. Rest
    in peace our friend.

  14. Tom, Our lives will be forever blessed for your
    friendship. We can honestly say, we have never known anyone with as many friends. We love you.
    We will miss you. We know you are now at peace
    and in the hands of our Lord. We cherish all your
    wonderful pieces of art we have collected. Marilyn–we are so thankful for you. You are the
    best thing that ever happened to Tom. Thank you for everything you did to take care of him and help him leave this life peacefully.

  15. Tom, You will be missed & loved forever. I’ll never forget the great times We spent. You have left tons of friends that will sorely miss You. Godspeed My friend as You ride the Harley in heaven! Ride in peace!

  16. Tom, you were a talented, happy and great person to know. Thank you for being a good friend and sharing your life with us all. You will be missed so very much. It has been a treasure for me to witness the creation of such beautiful pottery you and Marilyn made over the past years. Bless you Tom, and bless you Marilyn for taking such good care of him.

  17. I will always consider Tom a good friend, an excellent teacher, and a great potter. It was a privilege to know him. He will be missed.

  18. Tom was a great neighbor and friend all the years he lived in Sierrta Bonita! Tom will be missed by his many friends and neighbors here in the Guadalupita area. The world is a better place with his life and achievements on his journey here!
    Marilyn I donot know you, but I admire you for all you have done for Tom and the Love you shared with him! Rest in Peace Tom!

  19. Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear about Tom. Lifting you up in prayer.
    Kevin,Christle,Kris and Kinsey Brown

  20. I am so sorry to hear the news of Tom as I had no idea of his illness. Tom and I were room mates at UNT for 3 years and though we saw each other rarely since, it was always great to hear from him on those rare occasions. He will always be in my thoughts for those wild and crazy days as well as his kindness and suttle sense of humor. I am so glad that I still have numerous pieces of pottery from his early days as they will certainly be a reminder of the friendship we had. Bless you Tom and rest in peace.

  21. I will miss my dear friend. Bless you Marilyn for being by his side through all of this. I am here if you need me.

  22. Tom was a great neighbor to us when he lived in Valle De Oro (even though he was 7 miles away). Terry worked with him, built the kilt with him at AC and Tom even taught Terry Pottery. We always stopped to visit with Tom when we were in the area after he moved to New Mexico, but that was not very often. We will miss his kindness, but most of all his humor & laugh. Tom left us with some great memories and many stories to tell and laugh about for years. Our sincere thank you and deepest sympathy to those who took care of him!

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