Thomas Hargan

Thomas Ray Hargan Jr. of Auburn died June 15, 2018.

Thomas Ray Hargan Jr. of Auburn died June 15, 2018.

He was born Dec. 21, 1975, in Renton, the son of Thomas Sr. and Kaye (Lund) Hargan. He attended Kent schools and graduated in 1994 as valedictorian of Kentwood High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1998 and in May 2001 graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law with a J.D. degree. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association to practice law in 2001.

From July 2000 through April 2003, he served as a deputy prosecutor in several Pierce County District Courts. In 2003, he left for the law firm of Sampson and Wilson Inc., where he served as the prosecutor for the cities of Buckley and Normandy Park. He also served as an assistant to the city attorney for Buckley, Normandy Park and Covington. In September 2004, he joined the city of Covington, where he served as the assistant city attorney and prosecutor, before being promoted to city attorney and prosecutor. In November 2006, he opened the Law Offices of Thomas R. Hargan with a focus on municipal law and prosecution. Since opening the office, he served as prosecutor for the cities of Covington, Maple Valley and Buckley and as a conflict prosecutor for the cities of Enumclaw, Algona, Pacific and Black Diamond. He also served as the interim city attorney and backup city attorney for Maple Valley, Buckley and Snoqualmie.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his kids, family and friends, golfing, being outdoors, traveling, camping and playing cribbage.

He is survived by wife Julie Johnson Hargan of Auburn; children Sophia, Sydney and Oliver; his parents; sisters Keri Johnson and Lori Evans; and brothers-in-law Chris Johnson and Brian Evans.

A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Auburn Municipal Golf Course. In lieu of flowers the family has established a UTMA scholarship account for his children at Bank of America.

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