Thomas M Dunning, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, died at his home in American Fork, Utah on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, due to complications from renal failure, at the age of 79.\n\nTom was born November 6, 1935 in Sacramento, CA and was adopted two days later by Jack G and Helen Falck Dunning. He grew up in Marysville, CA and graduated from Marysville High School in 1955. He served an LDS mission to Texas and Louisiana, served in the US Army (1958-1964), and received his Bachelor's Degree in 1963 from Brigham Young University. He married Maryana Hatch Dunning in the Salt Lake City LDS temple in 1965, and returned to school to receive a master's degree from BYU in 1969, and his Ph D in Recreation Resources Administration from Colorado State University in 1979. Tom and Maryana settled in Fort Collins, CO where they lived for 32 years and raised their four children. Tom worked for Colorado State University from 1970-2001 and was a director of conference housing. Tom and Maryana moved to American Fork, Utah after retirement and served three LDS missions to Guam Micronesia, South Africa Cape Town, and Texas Houston South. They also fulfilled service missions in the Translation Department and in Humanitarian Services. In their 47 years of marriage, Tom and Maryana exhibited service to the fullest, and their influence for good has been felt throughout the world and has blessed the lives of others. After Maryana's passing, Tom married Helen Farnsworth Sharp in 2012. Together they served in the New Jersey Morristown Mission. In addition to church and community service, Tom was very dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America and served several times as a scoutmaster, as well as a district committee member, and as a Wood Badge training committee member. He was a very devoted friend and neighbor, and delighted in helping and befriending anyone he came in contact with. He was a hard-working, faithful man who made service to God and others his top priority.\n\nTom is survived by his beloved wife, Helen; his children, Mindy (David Linton), Sequim, WA; Mark (Katherine), Littleton, CO; Todd (Tracey), Clovis, CA; Tamsen (Rob Peterson), Chandler, AZ; Helen's four children and their families; 16 grandchildren aged 26 to 5 years (with one on the way); one great-grandchild (with one on the way); and his sister, Sandra Noel. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Maryana, and his parents.\n\nMemorial services will be held at 11 am on Monday, January 12, at the LDS chapel, 396 North 1100 East, in American Fork, Utah. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Missionary Fund.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.