Glenn Thomas, age 82, passed away at his home, August 23, 1994, following a brief illness.
He was born September 30, 1911 in Wales, Utah, the son of Hyrum D. and Mary Ann Jordan Thomas. He was educated in Sanpete and Summit County Schools, graduating from North Summit High School in 1930.He married his sweetheart and eternal companion, Norma Beard, June 2, 1936 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended Snow College, BYU, and graduated from the University of Utah. He received his master's degree from Utah State University.
He was a life-long champion and advocate for the loving education of children. His career in education began as teacher, principal and custodian in a one room school house in Rockport, Utah, and spanned 42 years. He was principal of Mound Fort, T.O. Smith School and was the first principal at Horace Mann School.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in numerous callings, including four bishoprics, bishop of the Ogden 17th Ward, High Council, stake Sunday School president, temple worker and temple sealer. He lived his testimony of the gospel in every facet of his life.
He loved music and sang for many years with the Men of Song (formerly the Southern Pacific Men of Song). He frequently sang duets with his wife at special occasions. He also was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers. Throughout his life, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, painting, literature, poetry and reading. He was an excellent writer, with articles published in the Ensign and other publications.
His greatest joy came from association with his family, particularly at gatherings at the family home in Ogden and at the family cabin at "Glendale".
He is survived by his dear wife, Norma and six children, Nadine and John Matis, Marjean and Ron Bingham, Karen and Ed Stratton, Glenna Leatherow, Dave and Kathi Thomas, and Doug and Barbara Thomas. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters, Sarah Bosley and LaRelda Young, and brothers, Hyrum Thomas and Lawrence Thomas. He was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, one grandchild, one son-in-law.
Services will be held Saturday, August 27, 1994, 11 a.m. at the Monroe Park First Ward, formerly Ogden 17th Ward, Quincy Avenue and 29th Street, with Bishop James VanHook officiating. Friends may call at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 845 Washington Blvd., Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the ward, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Interment: Ogden City Cemetery.
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