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Thomas A. Van Horn

Thomas A. Van Horn

Thomas Alexander Van Horn, age 54, beloved son of Ted and Verlaine (Thon) Van Horn, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 due to complications from pneumonia.

He was born June 28, 1968 in Bellingham, Washington, joining six older siblings who adored him.  He thrived growing up in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoyed an enchanted childhood swimming, snow skiing at Mt. Baker and surrounding areas, and water skiing on Lake Whatcom.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints and served a mission in Hawaii, where he loved the people, and they loved him.

Tom was affectionally called “Ta Ta” by his oldest sister, Jackie, “Tombo” by others and “Tommy Boy” by almost everyone else.  He had a gregarious nature and surrounded himself with so many friends that his mission memento box is full of letters from all over the country.  He was also loved and adored for many years by Korra, his beautiful German Shepard.

Tom was successful in the auto sales business and trusted by friends and associates.  He enjoyed taking flying lessons and was thrilled when he completed his first solo flight. 

Later in life, he loved flying drones for fun. 

Tom married Ea Christina Tjensvold from Norway and they had two beautiful children, Christina Maria and Dietrich Alexander.  They later divorced.  Tom married Karen Ann Workman, becoming a father to Joshua and Lindsey Millward and later adding their caboose, Thomas Logan Van Horn.  Although Tom and Karen went their separate ways, they maintained an understanding friendship.

Tom had an affinity for helping the helpless, caring for others, and befriending the friendless.  His generous and loving nature will be missed by everyone who has known him.

Tom is survived by his adoring parents, Ted and Verlaine, his brothers, Jeff (Kathy), John (Tracy),

Peter (Antoinette), and Matthew (Marci); sister Karen Mordue (Steven).

Children Maria (Jordan) Moran, Dietrich Van Horn, Thomas Logan Van Horn, Joshua Millward,

Lindsey Hoopes (Jason); beloved grandchildren, Hunter Faye Moran, Savannah James Moran and bonus granddaughter, Georgia Ann Hoopes; and many nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by his younger brother, Mark, and sisters Julie Ann Swensen and Jacqueline “Jackie” Doyle, who have anxiously awaited him on the other side.  He has been warmly welcomed by them and encircled in the arms of his Savior.  Others greeting him were many of the “band of brothers” with whom he was acquainted.

You’re invited to visit with the family at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 21, 2022 with service following at 12:00 Noon at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints Chapel at

5565 Neighbor Lane, Holladay, Utah in Care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home. 435-884-3031

For those wishing to virtually attend services, please visit https://Zoom.US/J/95821500217


  • Ann Forrest Posted November 18, 2022 7:43 am

    Tom was married to my sister Karen we loved him and their children, our condolences to all, he was a good man.
    Sandra Estrada and Ann Forrest

  • HR Brown Posted November 18, 2022 9:51 am

    Love Tom Van Horn and will miss him. See you on the other side Brother. Love ya H

  • Ted van horn Posted November 18, 2022 4:50 pm

    John Lennon’s song “Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Boy” describes Tommy Boy perfectly. A gentle, kind, loving soul. His bright light drew people of all walks of life to him. We’ll miss our beloved son who is on a journey to his Heavenly home. Mom and Dad

  • Angela Pagnossin Posted August 29, 2023 10:54 pm

    RIP tom and i surfed in LA. for a few months when we were young and cool. he was sweet and funny we didn’t stay in touch but it feels like yesterday i saw him sorry tom i know you’ll be missed

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