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Leland S. Thomas

November 10, 1925 - November 9, 2015

Leland S. Thomas, age 89, passed away November 9, 2015 with his family by his side.  He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota November 10, 1925 to Paul John Thomas and Elizabeth Kramer. He married Barbara Alice Adams on August 23, 1946 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Having served in the Air Force at the end of WWII he graduated from Brigham Young University and later became president of a casualty insurance company in Los Angeles as well as founding a re-insurance company.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  He enjoyed many callings in the church, including Bishop, gospel doctrine teacher, stake high council member. He, along with his wife Barbara, served an LDS Mission to the England London Mission 1993-1994 where he was a counselor in the mission presidency.  He began to gather the information on his mission he later used to write his book, “The Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

He was well respected by all those with whom he associated and was well known for his business and financial expertise.   He garnered the love and respect of his employees and peers because of his compassion, generosity and genuine love of his fellowman.

His family was his whole world; he being the epitome of the word ‘Patriarch’.   A devout follower of the scriptures and lived his life accordingly.  He led by the examples of love, long-suffering and patience.  His final words to his family were “keep the commandments and take care of one another.”

He survived by his wife, Barbara Alice Adams, two daughters, Charleen (Kahn) and Kathryn, six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

There will be a viewing at the Leavitts Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 13, 2015, 11:00 am at the Country Hills LDS Chapel, l401 Country Hills Dr., Ogden.  Family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.

Interment Orem City Cemetery.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


There will also be a viewing from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Funeral Services.

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Country Hills LDS Chapel


1401 Country Hills Drive, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Country Hills LDS Chapel

1401 Country Hills Dr.

Ogden, UT


Family will greet friends from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Funeral Services

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015

Orem City Cemetery


1520 N. 800 E., , Orem, UT,

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Orem City Cemetery

1520 N.  800 E.

Orem, UT


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Born: November 10, 1925
Died: November 9, 2015

Condolences for Leland S. Thomas

Jim Stegen posted on 11/16/15

Our condolences to the Thomas family from all at the Stegen's Repair, Inc. May all of the family be comforted at this time with blessings from Heavenly Father.


Troy Timothy posted on 11/14/15

My condolences to the Thomas family. I treasure my time spent in the presence of Elder Thomas in the England London Mission. He was a gentle, spiritual man who served as a great example to the Elders and Sisters in our mission.


Van and Melissa Hansen posted on 11/12/15

Dearest Bobbie, and Loved Ones of Ours, Your Hansen family wants you to know how sorry we are for the loss of our dearest Lee. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest love is with you. Though there is nothing easy about this separation, we can find peace in knowing that Lee is no longer suffering. He is at peace. He wants us to be happy. We will always remember his beautiful, warm smile and that literal sparkle in his eyes. He left behind many examples of how we should live our lives. He was loving, intelligent, generous, kind and faithful. He passed those gifts on to everyone he came in contact with. He knew his Savior and emulated His life through his worthy life. Thank you for sharing him with us. May loving memories of Lee bring you peace; and may God comfort and sustain you in this difficult time.