Thomas Patrick Helsel, 56, of Ashland, Ore., passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2010, at Ashland Community Hospital. He was born to Charles Grant and Nancy Anne Helsel in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 6, 1953.

Tom was a loving man who cherished his family and friends. He is survived by three children, Grant Matthew Helsel, Nathan Thomas Helsel, and Jenna Ivory Bogart-Helsel; and three grandchildren, Alan, Perrin, and Armor.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Pioneer Hall, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, Ore. Flowers will be received at 115 Church Street, Ashland, OR 97520.