Steven Douglas Thomas, age 72, passed away on Friday, June 7, at his home in St. George, Utah, with his family by his side.
He was born in Murray, Utah, Nov. 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, 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 he 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, Utah; his son, Deon Thomas of Evanston; daughters, Stefanie (Jerry) Kaylor of St. George and Tyrell (Chase) Lowham of Evanston; and his nine 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, Nevada, and Calvin Thomas of Lyman; his sisters, Dian (Storm) McNeil of Lyman, Nancy Thomas of Evanston and Margie (Shawn) Elder of Cocoa, Florida.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Nellie Thomas; and brother, Dennis Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 632 Twin Ridge Ave. in Evanston. Viewings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., before services on Friday morning. Please visit www.hughesmortuary.com to leave condolences and to view full obituary.