Thomas J. Doherty

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Thomas J. "Tom" Doherty

Thomas J. "Tom" Doherty, 75, of Melba, died Tuesday July 4, 2017 at a Meridian Hospital. Tom was born on July 6, 1941 to Joseph and Kathryn (Kit) Molony Doherty. He was raised in Clontarf, Minnesota and graduated from Benson, Minnesota high school. He became an electrician and traveled around the Eastern United States working and seeing the country. 

He married Mary (Jackie) Byrne on November 30, 1968, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after, they moved to Portland, OR and on to Nampa, Idaho in June 1970. Their only child, Heather, was born in 1972. 

Tom became an electrical contractor in 1971 and continued in that work until retirement in early 2008. 

Always an avid Boise State Broncos fan, he served on the board of the Bronco Athletic Association and was one of the original 8 members of the Boise State Coaches Club. Tom was also a member of the Nampa Elks lodge and the Nampa Eagles lodge. 

Tom's great love was ocean fishing and he enjoyed his time fishing off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and also off the coast of the Florida Keys. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; their daughter and son-in-law Heather and Scott Packer. He is also survived by his precious granddaughters, Kiera and Taryn Packer. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday July 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nampa. Memorial Contributions may be made in Tom’s name to the St. Joseph’s Building Fund at St. Paul’s Catholic Church 1515 8th St. S. Nampa, Idaho 83651. Services are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. An online guest book is available at

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