Thomas Hogan

Enumclaw resident Thomas J. Hogan, 70, died Jan. 18, 2012.

He was born July 31, 1941, in Berwyn, Ill., graduated from the University of Dayton and worked on the Mercury and Gemini space programs before moving west to work for Boeing in 1968.

He retired from Boeing in 1998 as an engineering manager after spending most of his career working on various national defense programs. He specialized in command and control systems and was awarded a U.S. patent for his work in the field of artificial intelligence.

He moved his family to Enumclaw in 1976 where he enjoyed raising cattle and other animals on his small farm near Mount Peak before moving into town in recent years.

He served two terms on the Enumclaw School Board and in retirement enjoyed participating in community events, traveling in Europe and hiking with local senior groups.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie; children Jim and wife Kim of Enum-claw, Kathy of Seattle and David and wife Robin of Seattle; and four grandchildren.

A private memorial service is planned for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All are invited to sign the online guestbook at