Thomas D. Colley passed away April 23, 2011, at home with family. He was born on March 20, 1928, in Lynchburg, Va., to Joe and Elsie Colley. He married Marlene M. Brown on March 11, 1957, in Medford, Ore.

Thomas spent two years in the Navy. He then taught at Hedrick Jr. High for 30 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene M. Colley; son, Joseph (Jackie); daughters, Kathryn (Dan) Hensley, Lorree (Steve) Morton; brothers, Robert (Renate) Colley, of Littleton, Colo., and, Bill Colley, of Brookings, Ore.; sisters, JoAnn (Jack) Rienks, of Gilchrist, Ore., and Sue (Darwin) Bean, of Gilchrist, Ore.; seven grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Michael.

Arrangements are by Perl Funeral Home 541-772-5488.