Owen Daniel Thomas, 72, president of Owen Thomas & Associates Inc., died Dec. 16, 1988, at his Salt Lake home.

Thomas worked for 32 years with Phillips Petroleum Co. and was vice-president in charge of worldwide exploration. A recent book, "Great Discovery," discusses Thomas' contribution to the original discovery of oil in the North Sea.He served in the U.S. Army from 1940-1945 and was commander of the 831st Engineering Battalion. Thomas also was president of Skyline Mountain Resort, Inc.

The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 E. South Temple. Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday an hour before the service. (See obituary on B21.)