Cecil Hallen Thomas, 69, passed away at home in Divide, MT on April 20, 2020. Cecil was born to Fred “Pete” Thomas and Naomi “Lynette: (Bovay) Thomas on June 7, 1950 in Globe. AZ. He was raised in North Las Vegas, NV.
Cecil graduated from Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, NV in 1968. He served in the US Air Force from 1969 – 1986. He married Jennifer “Jen” Miller on March 31, 2002.
After his time in the Air Force, he worked as an Optician for over 20 years and owned multiple businesses. Most recently he worked as an Optician at American Eyecare in Bozeman, MT. He owned CW Tools and Fasteners in Chico, CA and Prime Time Video in Yuba City, CA.
Cecil’s favorite pastimes included photography, playing video games, and spending time with his family. He was a member of The American Legion Post #115 in Butte, MT and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1448 in Butte, MT. He attended the Community of Christ in Deer Lodge, MT.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Jen (Miller) Thomas of Divide, MT; his children, Jason (Lisa) Thomas of Altadena, CA, Brian (Jennie) Thomas of Rancho Cordova, CA, and Kaitlyn Miller of Bozeman, MT; and his grandchildren, Adalee and Elora Thomas of Rancho Cordova, CA.
He is preceded in death by his father, Pete Thomas; mother, Lynette (Bovay) Thomas; brothers Donald and Mark Thomas; and his beloved dog, Bean.
Due to the global pandemic, the Miller-Thomas family has decided to hold a private Celebration of Life at a future time when travel and gathering restrictions are lifted.
Memorials in honor of Cecil are suggested to VFW Post #1448.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Cecil and his family.