Clifford Thomas, 85, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2020, at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody.
He was born in Roscoe, Montana, on July 17, 1934, to George and Florence Thomas, the oldest of three children.
Cliff graduated from Powell High School in May 1953 and married the love of his life, Shirley, on July 18, 1953. To this union were born four children. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2013.
Cliff was a hard worker all his life and spent his working years in many different endeavors, such as iron worker, construction worker, oil field worker, and owner of two businesses: Cliff’s Big Horn Oil Company and Auto Care Center.
Besides work, his favorite pastimes were camping, fishing and woodworking in his garage. His love of automobiles was evident in that he spent a lot of time restoring and polishing them. Another favorite was going south in the winter, which he and Shirley enjoyed for over 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Frank.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Sherry (Marshal) Robin of Quartzite, Arizona, Teresa Alexander of Powell, Kelly (Jim) Johnson of Pahrump, Nevada; son, Darren (Julie) Thomas of Powell; sister, LaVada Logemann of Kentucky, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Toby (Laura) Robin of Boise, Idaho, Tonya (Casey) Boardman of Madison, Alabama, Ryan (JoLynn) Copenhaver of Peoria, Arizona, Alisa (Brent) Bissell of Woodland Hills, California, Nick Oliver and Jarred Oliver of Powell, as well as 16 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m.. A rosary will be held the night before at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Spirit Mountain Hospice, 808 Canyon View Avenue, Cody, WY 82414.