Thomas Wilcoxon Dickson
Tom Dickson passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of January 3rd with his wife Pat by his side. He had just celebrated Christmas and the New Year with most of his family.
Tom was born on September 29, 1929 to the late Jimmy and Elizabeth Dickson, in Los Angeles where he grew up. He attended University High School and Colorado College where he belonged to Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He married Patricia Noble 63 years ago on September 13, 1958.
He was predeceased by his parents Jimmy and Elizabeth Dickson, his sister Diane Mack and baby Jimmy (twin of John). He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pat, and children Dee Dee (Kendall) Lansing, John Dickson (Sharon), and Wendy Cole (Michael), and his grandchildren Kate (Brendan) Ter Wee, Victoria (Ryan) Dionne and Heather Cole. He is also survived by Emily Nussbaum at Hillside House.
Fun memories include Tom being a member of Los Rancheros Pobres in early years, tennis at Knowlwood, camping and traveling in the RV with his wife Pat, friends and family, trout fishing the streams as they traveled. He and Pat have been active at Hillside House Friends and Family group and Senior Life Ministry at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara.
Thank you to our Montecito Fire Department and first responders who tried to save his life. Also thank you to his doctor Eric Trautwein for years of excellent care and other doctors who cared for him.
Any donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara or Hillside House.