Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Thomas James Brough\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tOur hearts are aching as we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Tom Brough. He passed away in his home on September 10, 2016. Thomas James Brough was born in Farmington, New Mexico on April 4, 1962; he was the fourth of five children born to Warren Dale Brough and Marilyn Clare Cole. \n\nHe was a unique and special person. All who knew him could attest to his jovial spirit and deep love for those in his life. Tom shared his lasting love for God’s grand creations by surrounding himself and his loved ones in nature. It served as an inspiration for his music and photography. The sounds of his testimony echo in our hearts and minds as we reflect upon his musical expressions to his God and King.\n\nTom’s lifelong love for the piano began at the age of eight. The piano became his friend—a release when times were difficult and an instrument of joy when times were good. He was able to use his musical talents in high school by composing the senior prom theme and the class song. Tom was very active in scouting as a young man and earned his Eagle Scout Award. After high school, Tom served an honorable LDS mission to Rochester, New York. Upon returning, he met his beautiful bride, Susanne Barton, and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 30, 1983. In December of 1985, Tom graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Weber State University. After graduation, Tom accepted a position as a Software Engineer with Electronic Data Systems in Framingham, Massachusetts. The following year, Tom and Sue were blessed with twin daughters, Heather and Rebecca, on July 16, 1986. In December, Tom moved his family back to Utah and he soon gained employment with Novell. In 2003, he received an Executive MBA from the BYU Marriott School of Management. Tom continued his professional life in the computer and software industry for the next 30 years in various positions. During these years, Tom’s family grew by adding two more daughters, Julianne in 1992 and Rachel in 1995, and two more sons, Jonathan in 2004 and Ryan in 2005. In 2012, Tom began working as a Senior Engineering Manager for Adobe, where he worked until his passing. \n\nTom balanced his work life by passionately pursuing his various hobbies. His talents and interests included composing and recording music, camping, hiking, bike riding, and photography. After 30 years, the marriage ended and Tom began a new chapter in his life. He met a new love, Kelley Figg, and was later engaged to be married. During this time, he continued to be a devoted father and grandfather and went on many fun adventures with his children.\n\nA dear friend describes Tom perfectly, “He was an amazing human who combined brilliance with wit, kindness with genuine curiosity, and a love for nature with a love for God. Light and love emanated through his kind eyes and his music flowed, like the song of a mountain spring, from the deepest channels of his huge, giving heart.” \n\nTom will be greatly missed but we know through God’s love and grace, we will be together again.\n\nTom is survived by his six children, Heather (Nick) Shelley, Rebecca (Jon) Tehero, Julianne Brough, Rachel Brough, Jonathan Brough, Ryan Brough, and four grandchildren, Clare and Cole Shelley, and Braden and Katelyn Tehero. He is also survived by his former wife, Susanne Barton Brough, his brother Dale (LouAnn) Brough, and his sisters, Bonnie (Darryl) Lee, Kathleen Phelps, and Laura (Joseph) Noorda.\n\nA viewing will be held in his honor at Nelson Family Mortuary at 4780 N. University Ave., Provo, Utah on Friday, September 16 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m., with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Thomas James Brough will be laid to rest in the Bountiful City Cemetery next to his parents.