Obituary: Thomas Clyle Stacie


Thomas Clyle Stacie

November 25, 1941 – October 21, 2023


Thomas Clyle Stacie, 81, of Enumclaw, WA, passed away unexpectedly on his beloved Ferndale farm on October 21, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1941, in Wisconsin. Also known by friends as Tom or “Buck” by close family members.

After serving in the Air Force for four years, Tom pursued a career at Boeing Company in Auburn, as a tool and die maker. He dedicated over 55 years of his life to the company before retiring. Tom was highly skilled in his profession and made significant contributions throughout his career.

Outside of work, Tom had a deep passion for farming, especially wheat farming in Eastern Washington. He spent countless hours tending to his Holstein springers and enjoyed being out on his farms.

He was also actively involved in various community activities, including working with the Boy Scouts and assisting with the science program at Enumclaw High School. When his children were younger, he was an enthusiastic supporter of 4-H and enjoyed skiing with his family.

Tom had a zest for life and loved spending time with his loved ones. He and his wife of almost 45 years, Judy, often enjoyed going out for Chinese food and traveling to the Mediterranean, Tahiti, and the Marquesas Islands together.

Tom was a natural storyteller and could captivate anyone with his tales, particularly those related to farming, and the history of farming. Once he started chatting with neighbors or strangers, there was no escaping his engaging stories.

He loved driving distances, whether it be as near as Woodburn, OR for grain and hay or as far away as Montreal, Quebec for farming equipment.

Tom is survived by his wife, Judy Stacie; his daughters, Heather and Hillary Stacie; and his son, Torrance Stacie. As well as sister, Sue Marten and family. Also, close family friends, Bill Praska, and Destiny Krum and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clyle Stacie, and mother, Esther Stacie.

Tom graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, and furthered his education at Green River Community College after discharge from the military.

Tom will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His legacy of hard work, kindness, willingness to lend a helping hand, and dedication to his community will always be remembered.

A memorial service to honor Tom’s life will be held at a later date. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle, read the obituary, check for updated information, and leave your condolences for the family at In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.