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Robert C. "Bob" Thomas


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Robert C. "Bob" Thomas Obituary
Robert C. "Bob" Thomas passed away on September 17, 2015, at the Gables Assisted Living in Ammon with his family at his side, at the age of 92 years.
Bob was born August 12, 1923, in the Hibbard area near Rexburg to Glen R. and Beatrice Haws Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Jo" Stanford Thomas; four children: Lynet (Reuel) Smith of Idaho Falls; Rex (Colleen) Thomas of Morgan, Utah; Shauna (Benny) Smith of Idaho Falls; and Patrice Thomas of Asheville, NC; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sisters Betty (Bill) Carhill of Idaho Falls; LaRue (Glen) Standley of Idaho Falls; and D. Gary (Pam) Thomas of American Fork, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Clarice Price; an infant sister, Marilyn; and a great-grandson, Jaxon Ryan Smith.
The summer between his Junior and Senior years of high school, he met his forever love, Dorothy "Jo" Stanford from St. Anthony. In December of 1942, Bob joined the Army Air Corps. He came home on furlough and he and Jo were married in Idaho Falls on April 13, 1943.
He worked for the American National Bank, which then became the Idaho First National Bank, as a manager, in Shelley for 17 years. In 1966 he opened the first branch of the Idaho First National Bank in Blackfoot, where he continued until he retired in 1978. He spent a few years "semi-retired," working in securities and real estate, but those activities cut into his hobby time and he fully retired in 1991.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Parker Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the Fremont County Veterans Memorial Team and the Idaho Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 3, 2015
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