Funeral services for Dick Thomas will be broadcast on Saturday, August 14, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM MST. To watch this service, please see the screen below. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDick Gordon Thomas passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 6, 2021 after a long battle with several health challenges. He was 70 years old. On November 21, 1950, he was born to Jack Gordon Thomas and Roma Magnuson in Price, Utah. \r\n\r\nThe family later moved to Salt Lake and then Bountiful, where Dick spent his years growing up. Dick was active in scouting and earned his Eagle Scout. He graduated from Bountiful High School in 1969. He was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple to Julie Ann Craghead on November 22, 1974.\r\n\r\nDick was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Samoa from 1969-1971. He would often reflect on his love for the Samoan people. Dick was a great scriptorian, recently finishing the Old Testament for the sixth time. He served in many church callings, including as a gospel doctrine teacher, first counselor in the bishopric, and as a temple worker. \r\n\r\nHe had a successful sales career with Nestle Foods and General Mills, outselling many competitors and receiving numerous awards. He remarked that he enjoyed his job so much that he never felt like it was work.\r\n\r\nDick was diagnosed with Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy at age 43 and received a heart transplant at 50. He was proud to have been a pioneer in the Utah Artificial Heart Program, paving the way for future patients. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. Edward Gilbert and the Heart Failure Team at the University of Utah for the care that Dick received for many years after his transplant.\r\n\r\nHe is preceded in death by his loving wife, Julie, and his brothers, Ralph and Philip Thomas. He is remembered with love by his parents, Gordon and Roma Thomas; three children, Michael (Liesel) Thomas, Traci (Michael) Allison, and Ryan Thomas; his three brothers, one sister, and seven grandchildren.\r\n\r\nA public viewing will be held on Friday, August 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway. On Saturday, August 14, 2021, funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, followed by interment at the South Jordan City Cemetery at 10630 S. 1055 W., South Jordan. The services will also be Wecast with a link at the top of the obituary. The family asks that all attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing out of respect.\r\n\r\nShould friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Utah Organ Donation fund www.yesutah.org.