Heaven got a whole lot bigger on March 29, 2020 when Nada Jean Dunn
Thomas finished her work on the earth. She loved the name her mother, Ruth
Wilkes, and her Father, Thomas Merlin Dunn, gave her on December 18, 1931.
If someone called her “Nada” without the “Jean” she wouldn’t answer.
In her youth she worked the soda fountain at Burgoyne Drug in Montpelier with
her sisters. She especially loved waiting on a very handsome west-side young
man named Karel S. Thomas. June 16, 1950 they tied the knot and began to
raise their family in Bloomington. From 1964 to1992 she served the community
as Bloomington Postmaster. She raised the flag for twenty seven years over our
town. She had a deep love for her country and was very patriotic.
She loved to camp, go to rodeos, travel, look out her windows, and swing in her
swing watching the world go by. She will be forever remembered for her garage
parties, fried chicken, peas and potatoes and peanut rolls. She always had on
hand popsicles and root beer floats for the great grandkids.
She was the happiest when her hands were busy crafting a new project,
repairing anything worn out, knitting each of her family a Christmas sock or
sewing for her grandkids and great grandkids a comfort quilt. “The best place
beneath heaven above is under a quilt handmade with Grandma’s love.”
She was a humble disciple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She served in a variety of church callings with obedience, dedication and love.
She is survived by her beloved sisters, Joann Barkdull and Merla Gibbs. Her
children, Connie Thomas (David Powers) of Holladay, Utah, Cindy (Kim) Erickson
of Fish Haven, Wayne (Debbie) Thomas of Bloomington, & Brenda (Todd) Larsen
of Holladay, Utah; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and her cat Peek-aboo.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Karel, son Steven and
granddaughter, Toya Thomas and her brother, Allen Dunn.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 2, at 1:00 pm for family only. A live stream of the service can be found on Schwab-
Matthews Mortuary facebook page.
Because of our mother’s love of angels the family requests in lieu of flowers be
someone’s angel; give comfort, a kind word or lend a helping hand.
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