Thomas Gregory Boeddeker
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, Thomas Gregory Boeddeker, loving husband, and father of 3, passed away peacefully at the age of 78. Tom was born and raised in Santa Barbara, graduated from San Marcus high in 1963. A few months later he met Carole the love of his life while sharing their mutual love for car racing. They were married in 1965 at San Roque Church, and 3 children followed. In 1969 Tom’s passion for cars led him to become owner/operator of “Boeddeker Chevron” on Carrillo St. which he owned until 2002. He retired in 2010 after 8 years at “Motor Break & Wheel”, but never one to slow down, Tom further focused his energy on family and friends. In 2013 he answered Gods call to “Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara” which he religiously served. Tom will be remembered for his love and kindness to every person he came into contact with or were lucky enough to meet him along the way. His passion for life, be it on in the sand, on the water, logging miles in the RV, or delivering meals to the less fortunate, Tom grabbed life by the horns. He is survived by his wife Carole and their 3 children, Michael, David, and Debra as well as 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, 1 sister and 3 brothers. A memorial service will be held on September 23, 2022, at the Santa Barbara Mission at 11am. In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks that those who are able instead donate to “Hospice of Santa Barbara”.