Marvin D. Thomas Jr. |

Marvin D. Thomas Jr.

Marvin D. Thomas of Rifle died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at his home from cancer. He was 34.

Mr. Thomas was born March 18, 1968, in Kansas City, Mo., to Mary K. Eberhardt and Marvin D. Thomas Sr. He grew up in Aurora and graduated from William Smith High School. He attended Front Range Community College and the Community College of Aurora.

He married Kristina May Thomas in Rifle.

Mr. Thomas worked as a sales representative for the Pepsi Bottling Co. of New Castle.

Mr. Thomas was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and Ducks Unlimited.

He loved hunting, boating, fishing, hiking, camping and the outdoors, as well as spending time with his family.

He was a fun-loving man, a great provider and friend, and had a great outlook on life and the things around him.

He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in February. Even though his time was short, he knew that God needed him and he was at peace.

He is survived by his wife, Kristina M. Thomas of Rifle; by daughters Amber Natalie Thomas, 11, and Kaytlen Regina Thomas, 3, both of Rifle; by a son, Marvin D. Thomas III, 15 months, of Rifle; by his parents, Mary Kay and Marvin D. Thomas Sr.; by brothers Jeffrey Scott Thomas of Bonanza, Ark., and Barry Dunn Thomas of Fort Smith, Ark.; by a niece, Amber Renee Thomas of McKinney, Texas; and by three aunts, one uncle, three cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Rifle Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Rifle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Opstein officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marvin Thomas Fund at Alpine Bank of New Castle.

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