10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Jerry (Gerald) Ward Thomas August 28, 1933 - May 15, 2022

Gerald W. Thomas, 88 of Boise, Idaho, went to be with his heavenly Father on May 15, 2022.

He was born on August 28, 1933 to Adam and Lucille Henderson Thomas in Tulsa, OK, where he spend his growing up years.  While in high school, he joined the ROTC Navy program and after graduation he joined the Navy during the Korean War Era.  While on a ship he gave his life to Christ.  After the Navy, he moved to Minneapolis, MN to be part of a discipleship program to grow his faith.  This is where he met Jo (Motis).  They were married on September 2, 1960.  They moved to Portland, OR where Jerry attended and graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible with his bachelor’s degree.  Jerry began working as a computer operator for Boise Cascade in Portland.  Later his department moved to the headquarters in Boise, ID where he worked until his retirement in 2000.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Jo.  They were married for 61 years and had many blessings and adventures together (including caring for children for extended periods of time, hosting many missionaries and friends, traveling and camping).  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and his wife Melba, sister Vera Jean and her husband, Richard.  Many nieces and nephews will miss Jerry until they meet together with the Lord.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Tuesday the 24th of May at 11AM at Cornerstone Church (1023 S. Curtis Road, Boise, ID).

On September 16 at 11AM there will be a burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.


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    Janet Burley says

    My prayers to your family! I knew Jerry through Boise Cascade and riding the bus with him. He was such a kind soul and brought a smile to your face. God bless!

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    Steve Jacoob says

    Jerry was our neighbor for 21 years. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share. He will be missed.

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    Mark Nicholson says

    Thinking of you just a few after the year you left this earth. There’s an emptiness that will always be noticed. I have so many favorite moments with you that will last me the rest of my days.

    On days like this there is an absence
    that can’t be dismissed
    Oh, there can be no denying
    Of list how much you’re misses

    Everyday seems a little bit empty
    Though our memories never wear dum
    But some days are so much harder
    And I wish I could see you again

    Miss you Uncle Jerry
    Mark A. N.

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