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Thomas M. Brainerd 1939 - 2011

Thomas M. Brainerd

Thomas M. Brainerd

1/3/39-9/4/2011

Thomas M. Brainerd, 72, of Cottonwood, passed away on Sunday September 4th, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Tom was born Jan. 3rd, 1939, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Tom spent most of his career in Marketing and Sales before enjoying truck driving and volunteering during his retirement years. Tom spent several hours each week as a volunteer at Verde Valley Medical Center.

One of Tom’s biggest passions was the restoration of his 1965 Studebaker. He loved attending classic car shows and races with his Cottonwood friends.

Tom is survived by his three children: Dean Brainerd and Vicki, of DeWitt, IA; David Brainerd and Lisa, of Hubertus, WI; and Jennifer Crownhart and Charlie, of Flagstaff. He is also survived by five grandchildren.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 from 1-5 pm. It will be at the home of Jennifer and Charlie Crownhart, at 1780 E. Appalachian Rd. in Flagstaff. Norvel Owens Mortuary assisted the family.

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