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Thomas Howard Mars

July 28, 1960 — December 4, 2023


Thomas Howard Mars


Thomas Howard Mars, age 63, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023, in Kerrville, Texas. Thomas was born on July 28, 1960 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to parents, Judy Bauerfeld Paul and Howard Daniel Mars.


Thomas grew up in Webster, Wisconsin; graduating from Webster High School in 1978. After working odd jobs for a few years, Thomas joined the United States Navy in 1981 and served until 1989. Once Thomas separated from the Navy, he went on to participate as a civilian contractor for the Navy in the successful ERIS-FTV Mission 1 Meck Island, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands. During this time Thomas met and married the love of his life Donna Miller Mars on January 15, 1994. They moved to Texas in 2013 and Tomas got a job working at the Tomball VA then transferred to the Kerrville VA in 2016. Thomas was an avid hunter and loved working on different types of projects. He loved to spend his free time with his family and especially his grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Mars; uncle, Tom Paul; and grandparents, Milt and Jackie Paul.


Thomas is survived by his wife, Donna Mars; children, Alissa (Cody) Faulk, Shawndee (Bobby) Weber, Stephen Mars; grandchildren, Indira, Aven, Braydon, Ryder, Oliver, Lance and Mia; his mother, Judy Bauerfeld; step-father, Fred Bauerfeld; and siblings, Dawn, Fred, Pat and Joanne.


The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Thomas’s life at 1pm on December 16, 2023, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pavilion #5.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in his name.


Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kerrville Funeral Home. (830)895-5111

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