Carl Thomas, age 83, passed away at the Legacy Nursing Home, Trinidad, Colorado on July 19, 2013. He was born in Scandia, Kansas, on October 29, 1929 to Catherine (Simmons) and Elmer Thomas.
Carl resided in Ventura, CA. from 1949-1979 where he ranched in the area until his retirement. Together with his wife Patty, they moved to Bon Carbo, Co. where he resided for 34 years until his passing.
He was a cowboy who liked to participate in rodeo roping. He was the Tri County Roping champion for several years. During this time, he met several famous country and movie stars.
Preceding him in death are, parents, Kate and Elmer, wife Patty, son Roger, grandson Jon, and mother in law Margaret Thomas, brother Clarence Thomas and brother and sister-in-law Frank and Verla Dell Thomas
Survivors are son Dennis (Sharon) Thomas, Little Rock, Arkansas, daughter Carla (Clint) Hargis, Bon Carbo Co. , daughter in law, Marge Doherty, Cokedale, Co. sister-in-law, LaVonne Thomas, Belleville Kansas, grandchildren, Jeanne (Kayne) Smith, Amanda Thomas, Kim (Tom) Kosovich, Patricia (Steve) Latuda, Thomas (Nicole) Shannon, 8 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Interment with graveside services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Lake Cemetery, rural Republic Kansas with Pastor Roger Walls, officiating.
There will be no visitation, friends may gather at the graveside prior to services to sign the register.
Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.
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