Tom Saunders passed away January 7, 2014 at his home in Rimrock, AZ. He was 68. Tom retired from the Army in 1996. He served in Both Vietnam and Desert Storm, where he earned the Bronze Star. After Tom's military retirement, he worked for the State of Washington, Dept. of Social and Health Services, for 14 years. Tom and his wife, Zora, formerly of Tumwater, WA, moved to Arizona in 2010 to enjoy the sun, hiking, and travel. He is survived by his wife, Zora; three daughters, Shirley Saunders, Euclid, OH; Natalie VandeBogart, Olympia, WA; and Summer Saunders, N Hollywood, CA; his mother, Catherine Pushard; step-father, Frank Pushard; brother, Robert Lane; sisters, Shirley Medieros, Lisa Pushard, and Kathy Covington; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Mills & Mills Memorial Gardens in Tumwater.