Michael Dan Thomas Sr. passed from this earthly realm during the evening of December 13, 2017 in Lehi, Utah. He was surrounded by his family and friends as he peacefully ascended into the presence of his beloved Father in Heaven.\n\r\nHe is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Adrienne Alder Thomas, to whom he was lovingly married for 54 years, and his children Angelique (Deron) Johnson, Michael D. Thomas Jr., Eric Alder (Jennifer) Thomas, Patrick Evan (Adrienne) Thomas, Rachel Anne (Brett) Thacker, Ryan Edward (Elly) Thomas, John Alan (Megan) Thomas, and adopted daughter Mardi Nicole Thomas. He is also survived by his sister Kaye (Bruce) Palmer.\n\r\nHe was preceded in death by his father, George Rees Thomas, his mother Zelma Fern Clegg Thomas, and his grandson Michael Dylan Thomas.\n\r\nMike was born in Los Angeles, California in 1940 and was raised in Orem, Utah. He graduated from Orem High School class of 1958. He obtained his degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University class of 1962.\n\r\nHe honorably served his country in the United States Army Reserve from 1963 to 1969 while obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. His patriotism and love for the United States of America was a driving force throughout his life. He instilled these values into the lives of his family at every opportunity.\n\r\nHis early work life was varied and successful. His career path led him to his final two employers, the John Birch Society and Brigham Young University.\n\nHe joined the society in 1968 and was employed by them as a Regional Coordinator from 1971 to 1979. He was then employed by BYU/ LDS Foundation for 24 years as a fundraiser for the duration of his career. He retired from The LDS Foundation in 2003. His ability to raise matching funds for his alma mater was robust, effective, and recognized in his sphere of influence.\n\r\nHe was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is a worthy priesthood holder. He served as Bishopric Counselor, MTC Branch President, and many more callings. He was well known as a faithful and loving home teacher, and many families have expressed their love for him from his service in this calling. He loved to attend and work at the temple, where he performed thousands of ordinances. He lived and loved with faith and obedience.\n\r\nHe had passion for many people, places, and things. He was an excellent and engaged husband, brother, son, cousin, father, grandfather, surrogate father, and great grandfather. He loved hiking, nature, his country, sports, dogs, gardening, and keeping the Sabbath Day holy. He was truly a spiritual leader and example to everyone he came in contact with. He was kind and generous and honest. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.\n\r\nThe entire Thomas family would like to thank the stalwart servants of Horizon Home Hospice and Harmony Hills Assisted Living facilities in Utah County. The staff, management, and medical professionals working there adopted, loved, served, and comforted him during his short stay at their facility. Their kindness, grace, and professionalism were abundant and greatly appreciated by the family. Thank you.\n\r\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi Utah South Stake Center, 600 South 500 West, Lehi where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family www.olpinmortuary.com.