January 15, 1924 - December 14, 2014
L. Wilson Thomas, Provo, died December 14, 2014, of natural causes. He was born January 15, 1924, in Wattis, Utah, to Leroy Wilson and Christina Ferguson Thomas. He married Dorothy A. Forbes on August 6, 1943, in Abilene, Texas. He was the 7th child of 11 children. He received his early education in Spanish Fork schools and attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He served from 1943 to 1946 in the U. S. Army in World War II. He served in the United States and in combat in Germany and later in the Military Government in Germany. Upon his return from military service he was employed by U. S. Steel Corporation, Geneva Works for 37 years retiring as the General Supervisor of Labor Relations, Geneva Works. He was an active member of the Catholic Church in his Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Provo-Orem, and in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a men’s Catholic fraternal society for most of his adult life, serving as State Deputy in 1963-65 and was Utah Knight of the Year in 1978. Survivors include three daughters: Linda Henry (Gary), Tacoma, WA, Sue Becker (Michael), Renton, WA, Teresa Jenson (Curt), Provo, Utah; five sons: Joseph W. (Janette), Holladay, UT, Thomas M. (Mariam), Orem, UT, Richard L. (Brenda), Las Vegas, NV, Anthony C. (Jane), Provo, UT, Steven P. (Malin), Saratoga Springs, UT; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: V. Eugene (Clara), American Fork, UT, Gerald L. (LaNyle), Springville, UT; and sister, Dixie Taylor (Roger), American Fork, UT. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Verda Thomas (Robert deceased), Anaheim, CA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 East 500 North, Orem, Utah with visitation from 10-10:55 a.m. prior to services. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Friday, December 19 from 6-8:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary Service at 8:00 p.m. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.bergmortuary.com.
L. Wilson Thomas, Provo, died December 14, 2014, of natural causes. He was born January 15, 1924, in Wattis, Utah, to Leroy Wilson and Christina Ferguson Thomas. He married Dorothy A. Forbes on August 6, 1943, in Abilene, Texas. He was the... View Obituary & Service Information
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L. Wilson Thomas, Provo, died December 14, 2014, of natural causes.
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