Todd Thomas passed away peacefully in his home. He was the first child brought into the loving home of Lorene and Marv Thomas, and was soon followed by his baby sister, Annette.
Todd graduated from Cyprus High School in 1981 and was well known for his "Red Beard" and tough demeanor, although he was the protector of all, with the biggest heart. After high school, Todd moved on to become a talented machinist and made a lifelong career of it, filled with passion. He truly loved working with his hands, and he had natural talent. He could make anything of metal that you or he could envision.
Todd worked for many companies throughout his career, making many friends along the way. Todd's career ended with a work-related injury in 2014, and since had struggled with chronic pain.
Todd loved to be outdoors camping, ATV riding, and BS'ing with friends. Todd could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, and talk for hours. He loved people and people loved him.
Todd married his love, Shauna Thomas, in 1998. Although they divorced in 2017, he still had so much love to give.
Todd was taken too soon by a demon that was too strong for him to fight. Although he passed recently, he was taken away from us long ago. We are truly thankful for the years we had with him, and the memories we are left with will be cherished forever. We are, however, comforted to know he is free now of it all!
Todd is survived by his mother, Lorene Thomas, sister Annette Thomas-Hatley, stepdaughter Nicole Loretz, stepson Justin (Kira) Loretz, grandsons Ryker Loretz and Jaxon Gollaher, nephews Dalton (Paige) Hatley and RJ (Melanie) Hatley and niece Jenny (Chris) Gilfillan. He is preceded in death by his father Marv Thomas, brother-in-law Rod Hatley, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.
A luncheon memorial in his honor will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 1-3 pm, at his childhood home located at 4187 South 4850 West, West Valley City, Utah. Todd had an amazing passion for the University Of Utah. So in order to honor the love he had for them, we are asking if you can wear red or any of the Utes sports attire. Please come and share a story for the family and have one last “Cheers” with us in his honor.