Ned Thomas Jr, 81, rural Bayard

Ned Thomas, Jr. 81 of rural Bayard passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard.

Per Ned's request, cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice. A memorial graveside service will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 1:30 p.m.

Ned was born March 31, 1931 in Scottsbluff to Ned and Hazel (Brown) Thomas. He received his education in Mitchell. Ned entered the U.S. Navy on September 29, 1948. He served during the China and Korean Conflict and was stationed on the USS H.A. Bass. He was honorably discharge on September 22, 1953. Ned married Deloras McDonald June 13, 1954 and they lived and farmed in the Bayard area.

Ned is survived by his wife, Deloras of Bayard; daughter, Diane (Jon) Coon of Bayard; sons, Elden (Vickie) Thomas of Sidney and Chic Thomas of Bayard; grandchildren: Dustin (Renee) Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Madi Coon (fiancé Mike Simons) and Alex Coon; four great grandchildren; sister Coleen Brown of San Diego, CA; brother Robert (Lorraine) Thomas of Mitchell; half sister Von Emma Clampitt of Carson City, NV; sisters-in-law Marthabelle Morris of Gering, June (Bob) Timm of Murrieta, CA, Virginia McDonald of Gering and Sabina McDonald of Pocatello, ID and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ned was preceded in death by his parents and mother and father-in-law Charles and Martha McDonald.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Chimney Rock Villa and Prairie Haven Hospice for their care and support.

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