Thomas Alexander Forland

January 18, 2017
Obituaries

Thomas Alexander Forland

Tom was born in Seattle, Washington   and   ied unexpectedly of  undetermined natural causes at his home in Albany, Oregon on December 30, 2016. He was the only child of Dr. Trygve Ingolf Forland and Georgette (Ziel). He grew up and spent most of his life in Santa Paula, CA. He was a happy, active child and was well loved. He became a wonderful pianist and a great tennis player. Tom loved cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats and worked in the Automotive Industry, but he saw himself  as a Writer. He would write short stories, but he never pursued this as a vocation. He could have an astonishing word flow.

Tom graduated from St Bonaventure High School in Ventura and attended Whittier College for one year as a Psychology Major.

Tom enjoyed all good food, but was very fond of Sushi, Norwegian food and donuts. He was very adventurous when he had someone to share the experience with him. Tom was also very sensitive and enjoyed watching movies. He was a generous friend, helping in any way he could and will be missed by many. He just wanted to be happy and lead a comfortable life. He loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor.

Tom is survived by 3 half-sisters; Becky Forland, Sue and Nancy, 8 cousins; David, Dan, Steven, Christopher, Lee, and Rafe Forland, Jill Oderwald and Kathy Hrdina and many nieces, nephews and spouses.

There will be a memorial on January 28, 2017 at the Albany, Oregon American Legion at 2 pm and a short gravesite memorial and burial at the Santa Paula Cemetery in March. Please sign the online guestbook at www.fisherfuneralhome.com . Tom was cremated and will be buried next to his Father. His Mother’s ashes were dispersed over the Pacific Ocean.

Instead of flowers, please donate to the worthy organization of  your choice. Be helpful or loving to someone. God Bless you Tom. You are in a great place now. Godspeed Tom

On Wednesday January 11th the Santa Paula Times ran an obituary for Tom Forland and it should not have run.  The obituary said that there would be a burial at the Cemetery and there is no date set at this time for a service. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused the family.





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