|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1927|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2009|
LeVon Thomas, age 81, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away August 21, 2009, at his home in the loving care of his wife and sons.
He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Duchesne, to Thomas Benjamin and Elizabeth Jane Merkley Thomas, the youngest of seven children. Married Darlene Marie Dean, July 30, 1949, in Duchesne; later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
Von worked as a service station attendant, as a trapper, and on an oil rig before going to work for the Division of Wild Life Resources in 1956. The family was transferred to Randolph, Utah where he was the only conservation officer in the county for many years. The family moved back to Duchesne in 1989.
Von had a unique way of dealing with the public – he never met a stranger. He received the Shirkar Safari International Conservation Officer of the Year Award in 1978 presented by Governor Scott Matheson, and the Certificate of Service Award presented by Governor Norm Bangerter in 1987. Von's hobbies were fishing, gardening, feeding the birds, and taking care of his cats.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlene, Duchesne; two sons, Darrell (Charlene) Thomas, Centerville; Jack Thomas, Duchesne; grandsons, Brandon (Laura) Thomas, South Jordan, Tyler Thomas, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jeremey (Tiffany) Thomas, Provo; Logan Thomas, Centerville; 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Rachel Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dave, Ray, Elmer, Alden, and sister, Afton Bromley.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Duchesne 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel, 130 South 300 East, where a viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in the Duchesne City Cemetery under direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. Condolences may be sent and viewed at www.hullingermortuary.com
Published in Uintah Basin Standard from August 24 to August 31, 2009
Thomas Benjamin Thomas (1885 - 1944)
Elizabeth Jane Merkley Thomas (1889 - 1970)
Thomas David Thomas (1908 - 1995)*
Afton Thomas Bromley (1910 - 1996)*
Ray Thomas (1912 - 1985)*
Elmer Thomas (1914 - 2001)*
Alden Thomas (1918 - 2005)*
LeVon Thomas (1927 - 2009)
Married July 30, 1949 Sealed July 20, 1971 - Children: Darrell Benjamin & Jack LeVon Grandchildren: Brandon Justin, Thyler Benjamin, Jeremy Wade, Darrell Logan
Duchesne City Cemetery
Plot: Block 9, Lot 9, Plot 5
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41502637