Tom Swilley


1342 S.E. 163rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233-4136


Boeing - Portland

After Gables went to Miami-Dade Jr. College, finishing in '64 and to Western Carolina University, finishing in '67 with a BS in Industrial Arts/Education. Moved to Plant City, FL and taught shop. Moved to Miami to Killian High School and taught shop. Then taught shop at McArthur High School in Hollywood, FL. Moved to Utah to work on Master of Industrial Education at BYU and finished in '74. Taught at Central Missouri University for one year. Went to Cleveland State Community College for one year. Then went to Tampa to work at a newspaper shop. Moved to Portland, Oregon in '76. Taught at Mt. Hood Community College - worked for several printing companies. Went to work for Boeing Portland as a machinist in '78 and been with them for 23 years. I was not retired nor laid-off. My wife is Roberta, or "Bobbi." We have 4 kids all adults now. I was involved with Scouting with my 3 sons, and recieved District Award of Merit, Arrowhead Honor, and Silver Beaver. Now my wife is raising plants, and both of us have taken the Oregon State University's Master Garden program.