David Young Thomas passed away from complications due to lung cancer surrounded by family on February 12, 2019 at the age of 64. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Donald Collett Thomas and Beth Young. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lori Clark Thomas, as well as sons Jared, Justin, Sean, Trevor (Mckena) and daughter Amy Harward (Tobby). He is also survived by his grandchildren Lily Harward, Zoey Harward, Reuben Harward, Tayce Thomas, Jaxton Thomas; his siblings Paul Thomas (Miriam), Carol Worthington, Mark Thomas (Chris), Marian North (Jim), Janice Thomas, Collette Barr (Kent), Nancy Peterson (Alan); his father-in-law Mel Clark, sisters-in-law Sheri Clark, Janan Fenton (Steve), Jill Rawe (George) and many nieces and nephews.
David was born on March 9, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah and was the fifth of eight children. He was a sweet and mischievous little boy and his father would later call him, “the jewel of his life”. He loved to play sports and was a natural athlete. He graduated from Olympus High School in 1972 and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Japan East Mission which later became the Japan Sapporo Mission. He attended Brigham Young University where he met his love and eternal companion Lori Clark. They were married on May 21, 1977 in the Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. David received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU and his MBA from Arizona State University with an emphasis in finance and accounting. They enjoyed many years together in Arizona and California before finally settling in Orem, Utah in 1993.
David loved being with his family whether they were going on trips, attending his kids’ activities, or just being at home. He enjoyed attending reunions, the temple, movies, sporting events, piano recitals, and exploring this beautiful world. He loved music and was often heard whistling, humming, and singing. All who knew him loved his sense of humor and infectious smile. He was passionate about family history and serving his friends, family, and neighbors. He held many church callings and loved working with the young adults. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and lived as His disciple throughout his life. He was soft-spoken and humble while always standing firm for what was right and being a good example to all around him. His funeral services will be held at 1875 N 280 W Orem, UT 84057 on Saturday February 16 at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:45-10:45 am as well as on Friday February 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the same address. The burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.