David Marcus Thom, age 28, passed away May 11, 2019 in Billings, MT. He was born May 25, 1990 to Jan and Jason Thom in Billings, their third son, but definitely not last, as they went on to have two more sons and two daughters. David graduated from Billings West High School in 2009 and lived in Billings his entire life.
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David enjoyed playing drums and his first drum set was a Christmas gift he received in 2004 after he had started taking lessons earlier that year. He picked up playing again in 2018 when he moved in with other musicians. Other hobbies included history, discussing politics, and spending time with his friends. He was devoted to his friends and family making them laugh and lifting their spirits.
David was a faithful and loyal friend. He would share anything he had to help a friend, always listening and caring for others. He loved a good joke and was always trying to put smiles on the faces of those around him.
Beartooth Christian Camp (or Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch as it was formerly known) was a special place for David. He first went there when he was one year old with his family as they attended family camp. This became an annual event as he grew up and in his high school years he spent one summer on staff at camp. Memorials may be given to Beartooth Christian Camp at https://www.beartoothchristiancamp.org/donate-now/
David was always up for adventures and he traveled to Honduras in the spring of his junior year of high school on a short-term missions trip with his father and a small group from the Billings area. The purpose of the trip was to collect the data needed to design a water system for a very poor neighborhood in Santa Cruz, Honduras. Recently he enjoyed trips with his family to Alaska in 2018 and Hawaii in 2019.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Robert Holmstrom of Billings; and Vanell Thom and Lois Thom of Lavina, Montana.
David is survived by his parents, Jan and Jay Thom of Billings; oldest brother Sean (Erin) and their children Olivia and James; three more brothers - Isaac, Seth, and Joshua of Billings; two sisters - Heidi Thom of Washington, DC and Hannah Thom of Billings; and grandmother Patricia Holmstrom of Billings.