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Death changes everything! Time changes nothing...I miss the sound of your voice, the wisdom in your advice, the all so many stories you used to tell and just being around you always made me happy. So no, time changes nothing, I miss you as much today as I ever did. You are always in my heart and that is where you will always be...I love you brother!

LaVona & David Bromley Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM

Our condolences. Had not heard about Kenneth passing. We are in New Mexico now. Our prayers for you the family.

Allan & Sylvia Parvin Jan 16 2014 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing.He was such a nice man and he will be missed. My prayers go out to the entire family

bruce nottage Jan 14 2014 12:00 AM

Wilma, It was such a shock to all of us when you posted about Kenneth's passing. You are certainly in my heart and prayers during this awful time in your life. My sympathy goes out to you and your son. And I'm so glad you have him! He is an angel.

Corysue Drexler Jan 14 2014 12:00 AM

Grant and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's/Grandpa's passing. He was such a great man. He always was willing to tell a story or listen to your's. Remember all the fun times with him and know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Yvonne Draxler Jan 6 2014 12:00 AM

You here a lot of people talk about a person that inspired them to be the best they can be in life. Fortunately for me, I grew up with a man that was just that person. This man was the strongest person I know. Physically, he was stronger than guys twice his size. I can remember him watching TV when I and Doug Jensen (seniors in high school) tried to arm wrestle him at the same time and both of us pulling on his arm could not pull it down; and we had the leverage. This man could climb trees well into his fifties, but it was not challenging enough to climb it normal, he had to climb it upside down. Loggers are just funny that way; always challenging each other on how much strength they have. I understand and agree with what Cody Thomas talked about when he said logging is in the Thomas blood and there are many loggers out there that learned from this man. Here is the amazing part. For the amount of strength he had, he had more than twice that in PRIDE. He was a perfectionist when he did anything. He also expected everyone else to meet that level as well. You learned quickly that there was no other way to do something except the right way. I saw many guys that took the simple way and they may have made more money or completed a project quicker, but they were not as respected as this man. He rarely complained or said anything bad about a person, but if he felt his family was being disrespected or mistreated you better hope you were not on the receiving end of his wrath. His pride for his family was impossible to be measured. This man was usually happy, had a great sense of humor and always smiled. He had some of the best pranks and tricks he would play on people. He loved to play pranks on his family to get a laugh. I cannot count the number of pranks this man played on family that would visit us. I remember many pranks that he and his brother Darrell Thomas would play on forest rangers and timber bosses. He also told the best jokes and the best part he laughed as hard as anyone when he got to the punch line. Most people that knew this man knew his DEVOTION to his family was unmeasurable. They also knew that they wanted a relationship like he and his wife, Wilma Thomas (my mom), always had. You would be hard pressed to find a man that had the love and devotion he had for his wife, There is no doubt he was an inspiration to me, and I know many others, to strive to have that kind of a relationship. He was a kid at heart and he loved kids and was always wrestling around with them, challenging them, and teasing them; and they loved every minute of it and would come back for more. It gives me comfort knowing that my family got to be a part of his life and got to know him. My wife, Julie, and him formed a bond that was incredible. Whenever he would become ornery we could always rely on Julie to convince him to do anything. He loved teasing her but just as much loved when she would tease him back. I am so thankful my kids, Miranda, Austin, and Halee got to be a part of his life; hear his stories and try to pull pranks on him. It was great to see the complete joy he had to see his grand kids and to get to talk to them. I am also glad I got to see the gleam in his eye when Miranda was born and again when he got to see his great granddaughter, Kylee, smile. This person was the perfect husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. You come across very few people in the world where everybody only has good things to say about them. This man was thankful for every simple thing that he was given. If there was something we all should learn from him is to respect everyone, be honest, work with integrity, be friendly, and be thankful for the simple things, but most of all ENJOY THE MOMENT. This man was one of a kind and there will never be another like him. I know this is a lengthy post, but I truly could write a book about this person. It gives me great pleasure reading the stories the family has shared and to know he touched so many hearts in the way he did. We have so much going on in our lives and we all think we are busy (I am for one guilty of this). We also have the media sharing everything, mostly bad because that is what sells, and forget the people that really matter in our lives. It was great for me to get to share something positive about a person who meant the world to me. The best part about this person for me is "I got to call him MY DAD!"

Grant Thomas Jan 5 2014 12:00 AM