obituary – Thomas Dorrance

THOMAS DORRANCE – JUNE 18, 1941 – AUGUST 30, 2021
Thomas (Tom) Dorrance, 80, died peacefully on August 30, 2021 in Blacksburg, VA, surrounded by family. Tom was born in Wagon Mound, NM to Sam and Alice Dorrance on June 18, 1941. Raised in Pueblo, CO with his younger siblings, Alice Vivoda and Charlie, he married his first wife, Edie, shortly after high school and had 3 children Michael (Pam), Theodore (Stacey) & Susie (Michael), 9 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law James (Kathy) Ridley. Tom was predeceased by his wife Edie in 2009 after fifty years of marriage and married Kay Selnes on April 17, 2010. With this union, he welcomed stepdaughter Lori (Scott) Fairburn, 2 step grandsons, and Kay’s siblings Rex (Judy) Selnes, Wayne (Debi) Selnes, and Joy Selnes.

Tom loved his family and friends, was devoted to his Church, and was outgoing and people-oriented. He worked in supplying doors, windows and interior trim to custom, residential homes for most of his life and had a great appreciation for the beauty of fine woodworking. Tom was an avid golfer and loved to boat and fish the lakes of Colorado.

Funeral services will be held at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church at 5555 S. Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The Trisagion (Wake) Service will be held on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 pm, and the Funeral will be on Friday, October 1st at 10:30 am followed by a lunch reception in the church hall. As an honorably discharged navy veteran, the internment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 2:00 pm with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Heroes Fund: