Tom was born on April 14th, 1958, to Raymond (Ray) and Catherine (Casey) Gayvert. He was raised in Billings, MT where he attended Little Flower School, Riverside Jr. High School, and Senior High School. After graduating Tom went into working in the construction industry. He married Patty Warbis on February 18th, 1984. They lived in Shepherd, MT for a few years before moving to Joliet, MT where they remained for 27 years. Due to Tom's illness, they returned to Billings two years ago which is where they resided upon his death.
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Tom remained in the construction business the rest of his life, eventually starting his own company, Gayvert Construction, Inc. He was a Contractor that could do anything. He specialized in building log homes for several years, and then branched out into all types. Tom also built barns, garages, and often did extensive remodel work for his clients, who often became his friends. He was not only talented in actual construction, but gifted in drawing and design as well.
Tom & Patty raised sled dogs for 20 years. Tom mushed in races located in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Canada, including Montana's own "Race To The Sky". When he wasn't competing, he was handling for other Mushers. When he decided to retire from racing, he occupied his free time with coin collecting, working on the place in Joliet, reading, and dabbling in the stock market.
Tom is survived by his wife Patty, much loved family members, and so many friends. He wanted to say a special thank you to Dr. Fiddler, his nurses, and all the staff at Frontier Cancer Center for their undying devotion to fighting all cancers with strength and compassion. He would also like to thank both Dr. Barry McKenize and Dr. Rachel Ott.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Frontier Cancer Center and Blood Institute, 1315 Golden Valley Circle, Billings, MT 59102, The American Cancer Society, or any "No Kill" animal shelter in the area.