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Thomas J. Thomas


November 8, 2017

Thomas J. Thomas, 89, passed away Oct. 30, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.

Thomas was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Rock Springs, the son of James Thomas and Fannie "Tanny" Jelouchan.

He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1946 graduate of the Rock Springs High School.

Thomas married Shirley Kaumo Oct.19, 1948, in Rock Springs. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2004.

He was a self-employed business owner of Tom's Wyoming Glass for more than 60 years.

Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, especially grandchildren, relaxing at their cabin in Pinedale, fishing, hunting, and gambling.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Thomas of Rock Springs; two daughters, Julie Banks Babel and husband Don of Rock Springs and Toni Crouch and husband Kevin of Brentwood, Calif .; one brother, Scotty Thomas and wife Mona of Rock Springs; nine grandchildren; Chad Banks, Kandi Pendleton and husband Brad, Casey Wegenke and husband Scott, Tiffany McClure and husband Casey, Shaun Thomas and wife Jacqui, Ashley Potter and husband Jeremy, Scott Thomas, Troy Thomas, Kaycee Thomas; 17 great-grandchildren, Zack Pendleton, Chase Pendleton, Katie Banks, Grace Banks, Hadley Banks, Mikaila Wegenke, Luke Wegenke, Kendall McClure, Bailey McClure, Addison McMclure, Bella Thomas, Jack Thomas, Jayce Potter, Prezlee Potter, Peyton Potter, Wyatt Martinez and Waylon Martinez; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Fannie Thomas; wife Shirley Thomas; brother Jimmy Thomas; son-in-law Jack Banks and other extended family.

A celebration of life took place Monday.

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