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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