SANTA CLARA — Thomas Parham, 68, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Artesia, on April 4, 1943, to Lloyd and Hazel (McCabe) Parham. After graduation from Artesia High he became a plumber and later went into the restaurant business in many locations. Tom retired in November 1999. Tom and Suzanne moved to Silver City which they called home. Tom loved his family very much. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Parham of the family home; one son, David Parham and wife Anne of Rio Rancho; four daughters, Stephanie Pla´ and husband Miguel of Yuma, Ariz.; Maridee Kirk and husband Collin of Tucson, Ariz.; Dana Elane Maes of Albuquerque; Kyna Waitman and husband Chuck of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one brother, Chuck Parham and wife Judy of Roswell; one sister, Rita Sue Keller and husband Michael of Roswell; ten grandchildren, Jordan, Ben, Priscilla, Donavan, Kevin, Shane, Bryce, Jesse, Erin and Briannen; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carol Parham; one sister, Elva Campbell; step-mother, Mabel Parham. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard with The Rev. Fran Genlineau officiating.
Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” 537-0777. To send condolences, visit terrazasfuneralchapel.com.