1923 Fay 2016

Fay Thomas

December 14, 1923 — October 7, 2016

Fay VanNoy Thomas, 92, passed away on October 7, 2016 in Brigham City, Utah. She was born on December 14, 1923 in Richmond, Utah, to Ralph Lewis VanNoy and Mary Ann Gibbs. She married Maurice R Thomas on March 18, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on November 24, 2003.

Fay was raised in Portage, Utah and graduated from Bear River High School. She also lived in Malad, Idaho; Samaria, Idaho; and Washakie, Utah.

Her main career was being a stay at home Mom. She also helped with school lunches and worked a Brigham Apparel for a few years.

Fay was a faithful, life-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She earned Primary and Mutual awards with the girls she taught. Fay loved to crochet, knit, and sew. She made hundreds of gifts for family, friends.

She is survived by her children: Dale (Lynnette) - Brigham City, UT, Stanley (Winnie) - Logan, UT, LaNae (Tom) Shaw- Perry, UT, Dan (Christy) - Portage, UT, Reed (Gail) - Lyman, WY, Kent (Kim)- Cottonwood Heights, UT; half-sister, Ruth (Ken) Larsen- Orem, UT; sister-in-law, Jane Thomas- California; 31 grandchildren; 86 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.

Fay was preceded in death by her husband, parents, Uncle Cye and Aunt Laura (Grandpa and Grandma) Gibbs who raised her after her mother died when she was six months old, brothers Boyd and Melvin, sisters Venna and Lora, daughters-in-law Kim Fillmore Thomas and Barbara Bronson Thomas, granddaughter Laura Thomas, grandson Nathaniel Thomas, two great grandsons Austin Thomas and Dylan Shaw.

Funeral services for Fay will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Portage LDS Chapel (8910 W. 25800 N.). Viewings will be held on Friday evening, October 14, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) and prior to the funeral at the church from 9:30- 10:30 a.m.

Although Fay never had wealth or great possessions, she was always willing to share what she had. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Fay by making a generous donation to one of her favorite charities: the LDS Church’s Perpetual education fund or Humanitarian Fund through LDS Philanthropies, 1450 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84604.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Maple Springs Staff, Integrity and Encompass Home Health for all of their loving care.

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