Ron Thomas went home to be with our Lord and Savior on March 23, 2013, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends. He passed with family at his side.|
Ron was born June 7, 1957, in Brawley California. He grew up in Imperial and graduated from Imperial High School in 1975. He headed to the coast for more adventure in his 20's, though he often returned to Imperial to visit. Ron was married and had his first born in 1985, Robert Thomas.
Always talented in design and building, Ron became a contractor and started his own construction company. In 1988 he began working with Herb Turner and met Herb's daughter Rachel. They fell in love instantly and married in 1997. Ron and Rachel had fun traveling, being with friends, and most of all enjoying their two special gifts, Ryan H.(12) and Remy Turner(7).
Ron loved his family first and foremost. He enjoyed golf, travel and sports (especially the ones he spent watching his kids play). He had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a joke to keep us smiling (even up to the end of his life.) He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Ron is preceded in death by his father, Homer. He is survived by his beloved wife Rachel; children, Robert (fiancée, Josie Wilson), Ryan and Remy; mother, Betty; sister, Sharon (Tim) Swarthout; brother, Richard (Jeanne) Thomas; brother-in-law, Brent (Sue) Turner; and many cherished family members and friends.
We, his family and friends, take solace in knowing that Ron is now with our Lord and lifted into a new spiritual body of eternal life.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2:00–4:00pm at Southfair, 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014.
The family requests any donations be made to Santa Fe Christian Athletic Department in memory of Ron Thomas.
Published in the Del Mar Times from Apr. 4 to Apr. 11, 2013