Nickolas Lewis Thomas, the thoughtful, tenderhearted, generous, loving light in our lives chose to end the battles he fought on this earth and return to the peace of that place from whence he came. He now joins and is embraced by his younger brother, Kohl, and welcomed by his Grandpa Thomas, Grandma Clouse and uncle Scott Clouse. Our grief, shock and pain are overwhelming as we attempt to muddle through our weighty emotions and to adjust to our futures without his physical presence with us.
Nick leaves behind the love of his life, Kara Kjorvestad, and their precious son, Easton Lewis Thomas. Also caught in the wake of this tragedy are his parents, David and Terry (Clouse) Thomas, his brothers D. Brock and Kalvin E. Thomas, sisters in law Madison (Brown) and Ashlee (Skinner), his nephew Beaux David Thomas and his niece Scottie Kohl Thomas. He will also be missed by his Grandma Thomas, Grandpa Clouse, 23 aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins and friends.
Nick was a fearless adventurer, keen observer, empathetic listener and loyal friend. He was a deep thinker, a talented musician and a gifted horseman. He loved spending time outdoors and was given the name Patient Fire Elk out on the Anasazi trail as a tribute to his temperament, competence and leadership. His laugh was contagious and his humor infectious. He was a caring son, a protective brother, and most importantly, a tender, nurturing father.
A visitation will be held Thursday, February 20th, from 6-8 PM at the Val Vista Stake Center 1005 N. Voyager Dr., Gilbert. Funeral services are Friday, February 21st, at 9:00 AM preceded by a visitation from 8-8:40 AM. Arrangements provided by Bunkers Garden Chapel