Thomas, 85, died May 2, 1998 in Salt Lake City.

Born Nov. 3, 1912 to Ernest John and Edith Anne Hawkes Thomas. Married Ruby May Fechser on Sept. 17, 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple. She passed away on May 10, 1991. Owen was a well-known and respected businessman, retiring from Salt Lake Hardware as Vice-President, and later working as public relations representative for PBI Freight Service.He is survived by his children, Terry (Lucy) Thomas, Boise, ID; Lynne (Joel) Cannon, Salt Lake City; James (Susan) Thomas, Vancouver, WA; David (Sandra) Thomas, Twin Falls, ID; his brother, Kent (Kay) Thomas, SLC; his 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his brother, William F. Thomas; sister, Evelyn Rogers; son, Spencer; daughter, Marsha; and grandson, George Q. Cannon.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at 12 noon in the Canyon Rim 3rd Ward Chapel, 3051 So. 2900 East, Salt Lake City, UT. Friends and family may call at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Monday evening 6-8 p.m. and at the ward on Tuesday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.

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