Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas
February 28, 1914 - February 11, 2013
Steve Thomas, 98, of Homedale, Idaho died at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment will follow at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery.
Mr. Steve Thomas was born February 28, 1914 in Indian Valley, Idaho. He was a son of Arthur Lane Thomas and Augusta Baker Thomas
Mr. Thomas moved to Pierce County, Washington at the age of 4. He graduated from Kapowsin High School in 1932. He worked as a logger at St. Paul/St. Regis Lumber Co. Tacoma, WA, a Game Warden for the State Fish & Game Department in Washington and then returned as a logger for the rest of his working career.
After his retirement he continued his work ethic by growing vegetable and flower gardens. He enjoyed feeding his family and extended family with vegetables, fruits, and walnuts. He enjoyed his 3-day week swim first at Givens Hot Springs then at the YMCA. He was an active member of Senior Citizen Center in Marsing, ID. He loved competitive sports, hunting and fishing.
Steve moved to Homedale, Idaho in 1979 and Married Marianna George in 1980. His wife, Marianna George Thomas, two daughters, Nancy (Walter) Silva of Tacoma, WA and Vivian (Jack) Walter of Graham, WA survive him. He has 5 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and 5 step-daughters; Georgia Leasor of San Antonio, TX; Rosalyn Alambra of Homedeale, ID; Marilyn (Ray) Gamero of Wilder, ID; Vivian (Jerry Calton) Leasor of Gilbert, AZ; and Marcia (Duane) Key of Homedale, ID. He is preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie Thomas, brother, Morris Thomas, son, Larry Allen Thomas and stepson, Gordon Leasor. A special thanks to Kathy George Barton and Teresa Cates for their wonderful care.
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 13, 2013