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Jed Dee Thomas

December 21, 1940 - August 13, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: August 17, 2017

Church Gillies Funeral Chapel

Visitation: Thursday August 17, 2017 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City

Services: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12 Noon at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery

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Jed Dee Thomas passed away on August 13, 2017, in Tremonton, Utah at the home of his niece and her husband, Ron and Terri Jo Secrist. Jed fought the fight long and hard, but his body was just too weak to continue and cancer won. Jed was born in Preston, Idaho on December 21, 1940 to Hazel Criddle and Martel Willard Thomas and grew up in Swan Lake, Idaho. During his youth, he learned to work hard helping in the family business (Thomas Merc). He went to schools in Downey and graduated from Marsh Valley High School and went to Utah State University for two years. He related that he did not receive his bachelors, but earned a master’s degree in chasing girls and drinking beer. Jed was patriotic and traveled the world while serving in the military (Army). Jed had a varied career. He spent over 40 years working on the north slope of the Alaskan pipeline. He was skilled with his hands loving to create and made beautiful jewelry and wood creations. He worked as a bartender, which was fitting, as he was naturally social. Jed loved his dogs. He and his wife, Sally enjoyed participating in dogs shows, winning many awards. He was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. Jed loved Seattle and his home in Hoodsport, WA in the woods. He could sit for hours enjoying the solitude he cherished. He could also visit for hours with his friends, while enjoying the spectacular view of the bay. Jed was a giving person and would do anything for anyone. Jed was married to Peggy Faulk and later divorced. He was married to Gloria Brewer in 1967 and later divorced. He then married Sally Sathe in 1978. She passed away in 2012. He is survived by his stepchildren: Lonnie Lynn Seidle, Santa Fe, NM; Mark P. Seidle, Palmer, AK. His siblings, Kim (Becky) Thomas, Swan Lake, ID; Brad (Donna) Thomas, South Jordan, UT; Cheryl (Dave) Packard, Inkom, ID; sister-in-law, Marty Thomas, Brigham City, UT; brother-in-law, Kay (Beth) Littlefield, Wilmington, NC and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Terry Devon Thomas and Sheila Ann Littlefield. Special thanks to Jed’s hospice friends; Vicki, Misty and especially Jason. Thank you to all of Jed’s Hoodsport friends, you were his family. Special thanks to the Secrist family; Fuzz, TJ, and their children for welcoming him into their home and their tender care the past four months. Services will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12 Noon at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. Family will greet friends on Thursday from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion of Tremonton.

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