Thomas Michael Symons

Thomas Michael Symons of Edmonds, WA died at the age of 65 on Saturday, February 19, 2022, after a 10-year struggle with prostate cancer. Tom was born in Lindsay, CA on May 18, 1956, to Geraldine (Jerry) and Edward Vinton (Vint) Symons Jr. of Three Rivers, CA. The day after he finished third grade, Tom and his family moved to Red Bluff, CA to grow about 130 acres of walnuts and raise about 300 pigs. Tom also joined the local 4-H club, where he was a Gold Star member.


After high school, Tom attended Shasta College before transferring to and then graduating from California State University, Sacramento, with degrees in finance and business.


Shortly after graduating, Tom, along with several friends moved up to Washington where he met Diana Russell. They married November 14, 1981, and had two children.


After 12 years of marriage, Tom divorced in 1994. He then went on to start his own real estate appraisal company. Symons Real Estate Evaluation Services thrived until the 2007 recession when he moved to Edmonds, WA.


Tom loved to dance West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two Step, sitting down at a local beach to enjoy the sunset, and spending time with his children.


Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine and Edward Vinton Symons Jr. He is survived by two sons, Jeff (Heather) Symons of Las Vegas, NV; David (Ming-Yeh) Symons of Everett, WA; brother Pat (Susan) Symons of Penryn, CA and nieces.


We will miss you Dad.

  • Lea. Cagle (Posted: March 04, 2022)
    My husband BIll and I shared many an evening with Tom and his parents when he lived in red bluff. He always stopped by on his way to see his dad and visit. He always knew I had some kind of baked goods for him to eat. He was a very nice young man and we thought a lot of him. He will be missed
  • Gary and Joann (Posted: March 03, 2022)
    Our prayers are with Jeff and David. May you have comfort and peace knowing your dad is no longer in pain and has a new body in heaven. Grandpa’ and Grandma
  • Sharon Ford Osborn (Posted: March 03, 2022)
    Tom and I met when he was barely 16. We shared good times over the years: Greek dancing, ballroom dancing, 4-H trips, summer camp, the CA State 4-H Leadership Conference, Shasta College Student Government offices, countless dinners and movies, DIY talks, and walks in the park and by the water’s edge. We could talk together about anything without judgment. We shared our faith with confidence, memories with laughter, and regrets and fears with tears just days before he passed. Saying our last farewell on February 7th was the hardest day of my life. He was a kind and loving man. Tom – you will be in my heart forever. I’ll see you again one day.
  • Dave Waldschmidt (Posted: March 03, 2022)
    I was fortunate to call Tom a friend since we met in high school. During the summer of 1976, Tom & I took a two week road trip into the Canadian Rockies and across the US in in my ‘69 VW. It was a trip of our lifetimes and we saw parts of America many only read about. We kept up throughout the years - visiting each other from time to time. We shared our wins and struggles and always promised each other that we’d see each other again. I said the sale thing when I saw him last. I will miss my friend - for awhile. I am comforted because today Tom is in heaven, with our savior, healed of the cancer that took his physical body. I look forward to catching up & seeing Tom again one day in eternity. I pray to God for comfort for his family and friends who are mourning his passing.
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