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Kevin Thomas

Kevin Palmer Thomas

Sunday, July 24th, 1960 - Monday, November 11th, 2019
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“It is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” Kevin Palmer Thomas, age 59, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday, November 11, 2019 in his home in Murray, Utah.

Kevin was born in Provo, Utah on July 24, 1960 to Delano and Faye Thomas. He is survived by his older brother John, his youngest brother, Steven, his four daughters: Aubree (Michael), Amber (Trace), Megan (Blake), and Camille, and by twelve beloved grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his younger brother, Greg.

Kevin was married to Heather Hirsche in 1982 in South Jordan, Utah. They built a life together in various places, finally settling in Lindon, Utah. They later divorced in 2009.

Kevin graduated from Provo High School in 1978. He firmly believed in the value of hard work and he worked hard for all of his life, running and working for various businesses, which carved a pathway for him to create the company, Mortgage Investors with his brother, Greg. The two worked side-by-side, very successfully in their business for more than a decade.

Kevin loved God and shared his testimony of Him everywhere he went. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Dakotas from 1979-1981. He also served as a bishop in that church from 2002-2005.

Kevin’s passion was sales, and providing for his family. He loved the ski slopes, and on any given night he could be found yelling from the couch at a sports game with a Diet Coke in his hand, or out to dinner with one of his many friends. Kevin was a people person, and his contagious charisma could make anyone from his best friends, to strangers in grocery store check-out lines smile and laugh.

Kevin’s true love was his daughters. He worked hard for most of his life to provide for them, and rarely let a day go past without making at least one of them feel special. His many jokes, stories, and sayings will bring belly laughs for years to come.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Ave. Provo, Utah. There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the mortuary. Interment will be in Eastlawn Memorial Hills, Provo, UT.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Interment

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 12:30pm
    Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
    4800 North 650 East
    Provo, Utah 84604
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Rick Mecham

Posted at 07:05pm

I was saddened to learn today of Kevin’s passing. My condolences to his family. He had a great ability to connect and be a friend to everyone he met. His sense of humor was contagious to those around him. He always made me feel good and brightened my day.
Kevin loved his family and would do anything for his daughters. He found time to attend Jazz games with me, even while he was busy serving as a Bishop of a Singles ward, running his mortgage business, and being a father. He was also very involved with those in the Singles ward and had a genuine love and concern for their well-being.
I met Kevin during our Sophomore year at Provo High. We both had a love for basketball. We came up with ways to get BYU parking passes and BYU issued gym clothes and spent many afternoons at the BYU fieldhouse and Richard’s building playing basketball during our Sophomore and Junior years. We were locker buddies/companions for our Junior year. We were separated our senor years as Kevin stayed at Provo High and I attended Timpview.
Kevin was a wonderful friend to me during our high school years. His parents and 3 brothers also welcomed me at their home.
As I pass the Provo East Bay golf course, I often think of the great times we had playing golf there. I also remember the times we snuck into that golf course in the middle of the night to get golf balls out of the ponds. We swam in the warm water that was likely infested with the same algae that plagues Utah Lake. As in all things, Kevin made this a fun and memorable event.

Rene Mayfield Kesler

Posted at 08:49am
This makes me so sad! I was just thinking about Kevin. I had Spanish with him and Steve Barrus, we laughed all the time. I'm sure we didn't learn a thing! Reading about Kevin's life shows me that he polished the great things he did when I knew him and continued to brighten the world! Surely Kevin was welcomed Home into the loving arms of the Lord!

Prayers for the family who has lost him.....

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