HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                 Tuesday  January 4, 1990

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CLYDE R. THOMAS SR

   HAVRE -- Funeral services for Clyde R. Thomas Sr, 81, were held at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel Wednesday(Jan 3, 1990)morning, Father Jack Harrington

officiating.

   Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

   The soloist was Jim O'Leary who sang "The Lord's Prayer," "Ava Maria" and

"How Great Thou Art."  Soloist Howard Bailey sang "This Is Montana." Organist

was Bill Lisenby.

   Pallbearers were Ward Compton, Cecil Kent, Noel Davidson, Bill Fuglevand,

Kenny Flynn and Jack Oliver.

   The Unified Veterans Council rifle detail and color gaurd consisted of

Harold Cassile, Don George, Bill Marquardt, Ken Hannah, Leonard Thackery, Ken

engebretson, Blair Pronto, Jack Yates, Jack Minnick, Elmer Krause, Leonard

Johnson and Mark Whalen, acting commander.

   Memorials may be sent to the Unified Veterans Council.

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                         HAVRE DAILY NEWS                     December 29, 1989

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CITY BUSINESS LEADER DIES

   HAVRE--CLyde R. Thomas Sr, a prominent Havre businessman for more than 65

years, died suddenly at a Havre hospital, December 28, 1989, following a shot

illness.

   Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am Wednesday at the HOLLAND & Bonine

Funeral Chapel with the Rev Jack Harrington officiating.

   Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, where the Unified Veterans Council and the Elks will conduct graveside honors.

   Thomas was born September 26, 1908 in Britt, Iowa, to Charlie and Marie

Ellen Trulson Thomas. He moved to Montana with his family in 1910 where they

homesteaded at Fresno. There he assisted his father and uncle in establishing

the First National Bank of Fresno and the Fresno Land and Cattle Company.

   He moved to Havre in the early 1930s and was a mail carries for the U.S.

Post Office for three years. In 1936 he opened the Shanty Motel and Restaurant and Clyde's In and Out Drive In, both successful businesses which were later sold.

   On June 14, 1943, he married the former Alice J. Lowe in Spokane.

   He was a World War II veteran having served with the 4134th Army Air Force

Base Unit.

   From 1963 to 1967 he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at the missile

complex in Great Falls. Returning to Havr in 1967, he opened Western Trailer

Sales and Western Realty, which he operated along with his wife and son up to

the time of his death.

   He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Havre for 52 years and the American

Legion for 46 years.

   Thomas is survived by his wife of Havre; a son, Clyde R. Thomas Jr of Havre; and two grandchildren.

   Memorials are suggested to the Havre Unified Veterans Council or a person's choice.

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FUNERAL PROGRAM    HOLLAND & BONINE FUNERAL CHAPEL  Wednesday January 3, 1990

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In Memory of: Clyde R. Thomas Sr

Born: September 26, 1908   Britt, Iowa

Died: December 26, 1989

Services: Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel  wednesday, January 3, 1990 10:00 am Clergy: Rev. Jack Harrington

Organist: Bill Lisenby

Soloist: Jim O'Leary

Burial: Highland Cemetery   Havre, Montana

In charge of arrangements: Holland & Bonine Funeral Home   Havre, Montana

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