Tom Osmond

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Tom Osmond
Born Thomas Rulon Osmond
(1947-10-26) October 26, 1947 (age 66)
Ogden, Utah, USA
Religion Mormon
Spouse(s) Lyn Heslop
Carolyn Olsen
Children 9

Thomas Rulon "Tom" Osmond (born October 26, 1947) is the second of the nine Osmond siblings.

Life and career[edit]

Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the son of Olive May (née Davis) and George Virl Osmond. Tom and his older brother Virl are both hearing impaired.

Tom and his older brother Virl were born deaf and did not perform with their siblings. They eventually learned how to play several instruments and in later years made occasional appearances with their brothers and sister, most notably the Christmas specials from the 70's and early 80's. Both brothers became the inspiration for the Children's Miracle Network.

Tom and Virl were also the first deaf missionaries set out from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.[1]

Tom has worked for the United States Postal Service for the past 25 years and currently works at the post office in Ephraim, Utah.

Marriage and children[edit]

Tom and his first wife Lyn Heslop have 5 children:

  • Benjamin Thomas (b. December 16, 1972)
  • Anmaree (b. December 19, 1974)
  • Matthew Thomas (b. August 29, 1976)
  • Geoffrey Thomas (b. March 22, 1978)
  • Jennifer Lyn (b. June 23, 1981 d. June 24, 1981)

Tom has five grandchildren with his first wife Lyn. Benjamin, the oldest son, is married to Annice Turcsanski and they have four children, Allie Rian, Nicholas J, Molly Lynn, and Emmie Lynn. Geoffrey, the youngest son, has two children, Paityn Joy Osmond, and Beck Malan Osmond, from a previous marriage. Jennifer Lyn is deceased. Tom and Lyn ended their marriage in 1989.

Tom and his second wife Carolyn Olsen also have 4 children:

  • Mathew Edward Olsen (b. April 24, 1981) (adopted by Tom)
  • Anna (b. March 1, 1983) (adopted by Tom)
  • Thomas Christian (b. June 23, 1990)
  • Amelia Marlene (b. December 19, 1991)

Carolyn's daughter Anna is married to Marcus Poole and has two sons, Connor and James Douglas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Osmond biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 2 May 2011. [unreliable source?]

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