Bert Oram Thomas Jr.

October 6, 1956November 3, 2012
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Bert Oram Thomas, Jr., 56, of Greeley, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his home. Bert was born on October 6, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Bert Oram Thomas, Sr. and Betty LaVonne (McDonald) Thomas.

Bert moved to Greeley in 1959, where his father taught at CSC, now UNC. He attended College High (University High) graduating in 1975. After high school, he attended Aims Community College. Later he attended UNC.

On March 18, 1978, he married Brenda Olin at the Platteville United Methodist Church. They were members of the Faith Lutheran Church in Johnstown.

Bert owned and operated Thomas Advertising Specialties. He worked for Safeway in Longmont and Greeley for 33 ½ years. He was still working at Thomas Advertising Specialties and at Sprouts at the time of his passing.

Bert loved his Chocolate Labrador dogs. He was an avid fisherman and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He never missed his sons’ and grandchildren’s events: football, baseball, soccer, T-ball, choir concerts, plays, volleyball and any other activities.

Bert is survived by his wife, Brenda of Greeley; two sons, Bryson Thomas (Sarah) of Greeley and Bradyn Thomas (Rachel) of Johnstown; his father, Bert O. Thomas, Sr. of Greeley; mother-in-law, Shirley A. Olin of Platteville; sister, Barbara Butler (Dwight) of College Station, Texas and four grandchildren, Shawn Marie LeBlanc and Jackson Thomas both of Greeley and Ellasyn Thomas and Avery Thomas both of Johnstown.

Bert was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his mother and his father-in-law, Ray E. Olin.

Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church in Johnstown, 3999 West South 1st Street. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weld County Humane Society in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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Dick Nunamaker

January 5, 2013

I doubt you remember me, but I did my Master's in Biology at UNC under your father-in-law, the greatest teacher I ever had. I remember when you and Bert were first married, and I also have such fond memories of staying over at your in-laws and sharing stories. I was shocked to hear of Bert's passing, and I am so sorry...but I know you had many wonderful years together. I'd really like to see Bert Sr. sometime...he was a great mentor, and did much to shape my career at the University of Wyoming.


November 14, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the God who gives peace be with you in your time of grief. ( John 5:28 and 29)

November 10, 2012

to barbara and dwight, thanks for letting me talk to you at this bad time. marty

November 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May the Lord comfort and console you. Tony and Lori Garcia

John and Kathy Pershing

November 9, 2012

Brenda and family,

Thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers.

Douglas Seaman

November 9, 2012

I had the pleasure of knowing Bert at a very impressionable time in my life. The fond memories of several co-workers who have passed, recently, help assure me that what we do in this life has a lasting impact on others, not just as a reflection of one's individual faith. May god bless Bert's family as the path before them becomes more trying.

Ranae & Paul Koons

November 9, 2012

Brenda, Bryson and Brady,

We are so sad for your loss. We were thinking back on past days and we are so glad he was able to see his boys grow and have a great family. We wish you peace in the days to come and hope that the great memories you have will strengthen you.

Paul and Ranae Koons

Gabrielle Vergara

November 9, 2012

Brenda & Family,

So sorry for your loss. I first met Bert about 16 years ago as the produce guy at Safeway when I was a new mother. We would visit for a few minutes about our families when I would come in shopping, then one time he mentioned his business (Thomas Advertising Specialties) and as an employee for the Health Department I started ordering all my "give-away" items from him. He was a great guy... he will be missed in this world!!

Julie Sharp

November 9, 2012

I am sad with you in the loss of Bert. I remember him with such fond memories. Bert was a man of action who helped so many whenever they needed his help. May God bring you comfort and peace and may wonderful memories of times together bring a smile. Your family is in my prayers.

Robin Van Velson

November 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all...Bert and I shared many years at Safeway! He was a Good Guy! He always wanted to write a book about the silly things that customers said or did in the grocery store! He had a great sense of humor...He will be Missed.