Tom Best Obituary

Tom  Best
Tom Best
Tom Best

January 27, 1939 - December 23, 2006
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Tom Best, 67, loving husband and father, died December 23, 2006, of cancer at Methodist Medical Center.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation Wednesday, December 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home. A vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at St. Augustin Catholic Church, Thursday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Tom was a wonderful husband, dad, uncle, brother, grandpa and always a friend. He never met a stranger, never forgot a name, never neglected to smile. He touched everyone he came in contact with and left every place he visited better than when he arrived.

A pharmacist by profession he also owned and operated several small retail stores.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with family - preferably all at the same time.

He was genuine, humble, curious and talented. He loved greatly, lived passionately and died with dignity.

Those who knew him are better because of it. He was loved deeply and will be missed profoundly.

Survivors include his best friend, traveling companion and wife of 43 years Julie Best; his children: Kevin Best of Des Moines, Keiran "Kerry" (Aaron) Cohen of Portland, Oregon, Kate (Rob) Shaw of Des Moines; his grandson: Gabriel Shaw and his brother: Patrick (Joan) Best of Novi, Michigan. Tom was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Elizabeth Best; and his sister, Mary Tucker.

Memorial Contributions may be made to ANAWIM Housing, Dowling Foundation, St. Augustin Church and School Foundation or Creighton University Foundation.


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Tom Best




Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Augustin's Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, December 28, 2006
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, December 28, 2006


St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Anawim Housing
2024 Forest Avenue, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA US 50311