THOMAS LEE MERCHANT Thomas Lee Merchant passed to his new life with Jesus at age of 75. He was born in Oregon, spent most of his life in California, primarily in the Mojave Desert. He was employed as a teacher for 30 years by the Barstow Unified School District. He is survived by Jean Merchant, spouse; Thomas Andrew Merchant, son; and step-children, Wayne and Kathy Blevins, William Blevins, Monte Blevins and Janice and Robert Miller. He was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Grace Bible Church, 27083 Strawberry Lane, Helendale, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Gideon International, PO Box 471, Helendale, CA 92342. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and a on line guest book are available at sunsethills.cc
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Published in the Daily Press from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013