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Charles (Carl) Wilson Thomas, 81, died July 16, 1993 in Redlands, California.

Born in Salt Lake City November 4, 1911, Mr. Thomas left Salt Lake in 1930 to fill a mission in Germany. On his return, he went to Washington, D.C. to attend George Washington University. Following graduate studies at Stanford University, he joined the Department of State as a foreign service officer.After World War II, Mr. Thomas was posted to Munich, Germany to assist in reopening the Consulate General there. He went on to a long and distinguished diplomatic career, serving in Europe and the Far East. His final overseas post was as Consul General in Antwerp, Belgium. After his retirement in 1970, Mr. Thomas and his wife returned to Salt Lake City where they lived until moving to Redlands in October 1991.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rhoda (Stevenson), also originally of Salt Lake City; a son, Guy Thomas of Oakton, Virginia; two daughters, Catherine de Macedo Soares of Kirby, Vermont; and Sandra Thomas of Redlands, California; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Cecil, and a niece, Barbara Johnson, both of Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra in the name of Charles W. Thomas.

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