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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Transition-Thomas William Naumann, June 10, 1942 -- August 20, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Thomas William Naumann, 69, passed away peacefully while meditating in his favorite chair early Saturday morning, August 20. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ann, his son, Yahkee, daughters, Holly and Shastah, and his grandson, Jeraco.

Also surviving Tom are two sisters Lois Collins of Englewood, Fla. and Nancy Hennig of Venice, Fla. and a brother, Robert Naumann of Homestead, Fla.

Tom worked for many years as the stage lighting technician at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs and at the Walton Art Center in Fayetteville. He was a generous volunteer to the youth theater in Eureka Springs. He followed, faithfully, a spiritual path steeped in Native American tradition. He was often seen drinking coffee at Lovin' Oven wearing one of his favorite tie-dyed t-shirts, often in the company of his grandson, Jeraco, of whom is was most proud. But he will be remembered best as an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Family and friends gathered Monday evening at the Artist's Colony for an evening of drumming, remembrance, and fellowship. Kit Sheppard led the assembly in a Native American blessing ceremony to commutate the life that is Tom.

Family and friends gathered Monday evening at the Artist's Colony for an evening of drumming, remembrance, and fellowship. Kit Sheppard led the assembly in a Native American blessing ceremony to commutate the life that is Tom.