Steven Douglas Thomas, age 72, passed away on June 7, 2019 at his home in St. George, Utah with his family by his side.
He was born in Murray, Utah November 17, 1946 to Ellis Norman and Nellie Higgs Thomas. He grew up in Kamas, Utah and was later drafted and served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was very proud that he served his country. When he returned from Vietnam he married Kay Prescott on July 19, 1969. They were blessed with their son, Deon, and daughters, Stefanie and Tyrell. In 1973, the family moved to Lyman, Wyoming after he hired on at FMC where he worked for the next 26 years.
Steve enjoyed being with family and friends, playing card games, and really loved to win. He loved horses and going hunting and fishing at the Gorge. He enjoyed going to watch his kids at the motorbike races, swim meets, horse shows, and watching his grandkids play sports. He later found that he loved the game of golf and enjoyed golfing with his many good friends and family. Steve also loved to travel and see new places.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kay Thomas of St. George, UT, his son Deon Thomas of Evanston WY, daughters Stefanie (Jerry) Kaylor of St. George UT; and Tyrell (Chase) Lowham of Evanston WY; and his 9 grandchildren, Riley (Matt) Johnson, Abbey Martinez, Jessica (Pat) Phillips, Bridger (Jessica) Thomas, Dylan Martinez, Colter Thomas, Burke Thomas, Hadlee Lowham, and Austin Lowham. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Kellie) Thomas of Henderson, NV; Calvin Thomas of Lyman, WY; his sisters Dian (Storm) McNeil of Lyman, WY; Nancy Thomas of Evanston, WY; and Margie (Shawn) Elder of Cocoa, FL.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents Ellis and Nellie Thomas, and brother, Dennis Thomas.
Funeral services will be held Friday June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 632 Twin Ridge Ave in Evanston, WY. A viewing will be held Thursday, June 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. before services on Friday morning.
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