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2800 N Van Buren
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 233-1400
Fax: (580) 233-1408
Dr. Thomas Taveggia

Dr. Thomas Charles Taveggia

Tuesday, June 15th, 1943 - Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Dr. Thomas “Tom” Charles Taveggia, age 75, of Enid, Oklahoma went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019, in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Tony Crispo from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Tom was born on June 15, 1943 to Thomas and Eunice (Harris) Taveggia in Oak Lawn, Illinois. On January 23,1965, he began a beautiful journey of love, laughter, and friendship with his wife of 54 years, Brigitte Ingrid Adams. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1965. He went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in 1968 and a PhD in 1971, both from the University of Oregon. He had successful careers as both a management consultant and professor, and he was a published author. His professional career ended at the University of Arizona in 2005. Tom was always eager to learn how to do new things. Of particular interest, he received his pilot’s license, discovered a love for sailing on their sailboat, and became a licensed home inspector while living in California. In addition to a passion for learning, he had a zest for traveling. Tom taught at various universities abroad and he and Brigitte enjoyed exploring new countries around the world.

Tom and Brigitte decided to retire in Enid, Oklahoma in 2005, where they could be closer to family. He enjoyed spending their days together reading numerous books, fishing off their dock, completing the daily crossword puzzle, and playing with their dog, Wiley.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Brigitte; two daughters, Michaela and husband Dr. John Goulart, of Enid, Oklahoma; Francesca and husband Blaze Burton, of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren Mia (21) and Brigitte (18) Goulart; Brendan (14) and Gabrielle (11) Burton; his sister, Sandra McFadden of Irvine, California, five nieces/nephews, and many more loving family members and friends.

Tom’s intellectual wisdom and jovial spirit touched the lives of every person he met. He will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Enid SPCA with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com .
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home
    Address
    2800 N. Van Buren
    Enid, OK 73703
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    Officiant
    Deacon Tony Crispo

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Rebecca McFadden

Posted at 11:50am
Uncle Tommy, you have always been so special to me! I have so many wonderful memories of time spent together all through my childhood, and into adulthood. I always felt like your and Aunt Brigitta's homes were a welcome refuge, I loved especially when you lived in Walnut Creek and I could see you frequently. Please say hello to my dad, I am sure you two are together in heaven, getting into mischief! Until I see you again, much love always! Becky
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Francesca and Blaze, heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Mary Carlile

Posted at 10:04pm
I had the joy of having Tom and Brigette as neighbors ever since I moved to my home 🏠 on Willow Lake in 2017. Tom was kind and friendly and such an intelligent man! He was a loving husband and cherished his beautiful wife Brigette. His precious dog Wiley would sit behind his electronic fence that Tom had installed for him and stare at my dog Darcy who stared back from behind her fence. Tom would just laugh at the two of them. He clearly enjoyed his family and his life. Our neighborhood has lost a wonderful man. I’m praying for comfort and peace for Brigette and her wonderful family With deepest sympathy, Mary Culver Carlile
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