FERRON-Elwood "Woody" Thomas age 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Woody was born April 1, 1928, to Theodore and Christina (Jensen) Thomas, in Hiawatha, Utah. He married Shirlene Bawden on April 12, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo.
Woody grew up working on farms in the Price-Hiawatha-Wellington area. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, and he worked for Geneva Steel for 30 years. He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and camping.
Woody is survived by his children: Jann (Jay "Pete") Parduhn, Page, Ariz., and Herb E. (Jean) Thomas, Ferron, Utah; three granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers; and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife: Shirlene "Doll" Thomas, May 12, 2004; his parents; and a grandson, Zachery Benjamin Thomas.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Cleveland Town Cemetery. A viewing was held Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the services at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, Utah (720 North Center Street). Interment was in the Cleveland Town Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.