Thomas V. "Boots" Biscoe, 68, of Boise, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1990, at his home of natural causes. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma. Pastor Betty Luginbill of the Collister Methodist Church will officiate. Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Tom was born March 3, 1922, at Centreville, Md., to Hiram and Carrie Biscoe. His childhood was spent in Maryland. At the age of 17 he joined the National Guard and was later mobilized into the Air Force prior to World War II. He was stationed at Gowen Field where he met Betty Gahley. They were married Jan. 26, 1943, at Tacoma, Wash., where Tom was stationed at McCord Field.
Before his retirement from the Air Force after years, Tom served in Japan, New Foundland, Alaska, Guadalcanal, the Philipines and other places in the South Pacific during the war.
During his retirement, Tom still had close ties to the service. Every morning he went to "work" at the Veteran's Home, visiting his many friends there. He also found time to feed the squirrels, backseat drive for his wife and complain about the television commercials. His family will sorely miss him.
Tom is survived by his wife, Betty of Boise; four daughters and their husbands, Regina and Jim Ainslie of Council, Teresa and Terry Zanders of Meridian, Janice and Morgan Marshall and Karen and Doug Lyle of Boise; four grandchildren, Keith Zanders, Ty Zanders, Stephanie Marshall and Crystal Marshall; and a sister, Catherine Anthony of Queenstown, Md.
He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Stephen Howard Marshall.
His family suggests memorials be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, the Collister Methodist Church or to a favorite charity.