Tom Silverthorn, 73 of Tonasket, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home in Tonasket. He was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Tonasket to parents Jim and Betty Silverthorn. At an early age, Tom began a friendship with Joe Kelsey and his love of the rodeo life style began.
Rodeo, cattle and logging were his life and he was a man who worked hard and played hard.
He was a lifetime member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Tom was one of a kind and if you were his friend, he was a true friend who would do anything for you.
He is survived by his two sons, Casey of Tonasket and Bart of Tonasket; daughter, Becky of Okanogan; sister, Kathryn Kurtz of Silverdale; nine grandchildren, Cierra, Dustin, Lexi, Brady, Bo, Colin, Lane, Sarah and Logan; and one great- granddaughter, Saige.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Rod.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville. Interment will be at the Tonasket Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow at the Tonasket Eagles.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket was in care of the arrangements.