Richard Lynn Thomas

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Richard Lynn Thomas

  • Birth 6 Sep 1932 Sanford, Conejos County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 2010 Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 54332933

OBITUARY
Richard Lynn Thomas, 77, passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 21, 2010. Born September 6, 1932 in Sanford, Colorado to Harry Delbert Thomas and Bernice Colene Carter, Richard spent his younger years in Colorado.

He graduated from Logan High School and went to USU for 2 years, where he was studying mechanical engineering. At that time, he contracted polio, which affected his lower body and caused him to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. In spite of Richard's affliction, he married his sweetheart, Viola Jean Bergener June 18, 1953 in the Logan LDS Temple.

He took courses in watch and jewelry repair and opened Thomas Jewelers in 1954; which he operated for 40 years before retiring in 1995. Richard loved people and enjoyed sharing his positive attitude to encourage others to reach toward the best inside themselves. He spent many hours in public speaking to community and church groups alike. He served in the Logan Jaycees, and as a Logan City Councilman for 8 years.

He held numerous church positions including Mission Leader of the USU married student stake, Bishop of the 10th ward, and missionary in Salt Lake City for the Church Education System. Among the many awards that he received were the Distinguished Service Award from the Logan Jaycees, The Governor's Trophy for handicapped citizen of the year in 1964, and the USU/Community Associates award for outstanding contribution to the Cache Valley community and USU in 2001.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister (Vera Choate), brother in law (Donald Cowley) and granddaughter (Trina Thomas). He is survived in death by his wife, Viola, and their seven children; Rick Thomas, Christine Rawlins, Janet Humpherys, Sandra Beck, Ronald Thomas, Teresa Foli, and Linda Chambers. He has 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, 2 living sisters; Dorothy Cowley and Mary Wayment.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 25, 2010 in the Logan 29th Ward Chapel, 792 North 500 in Logan. A viewing will be held at Allen-Hall mortuary on Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 6 until 8 PM and also prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.


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  • Created by: S PRICE Nance
  • Added: 30 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54332933
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Lynn Thomas (6 Sep 1932–21 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54332933, citing Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by S PRICE Nance (contributor 46984618) .