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Patricia Aldrich Thomas, loving wife of Ronald H. Thomas and long time resident of Delta, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after a long fought battle with cancer.

 

Pat and Ron were married September 30, 1978 and later sealed together in the Manti Temple on April 26, 2014.

 

Pat was born in Midvale Utah to Theodore Wilson Aldrich and Barbara Thornton Aldrich on November 13, 1948.  In a graduating class of over 1200 from James Monroe High School in Sepulveda, CA, Pat was voted class Artist and attended Cal State Northridge majoring in Art.  One of her more memorable projects was painting a 35-foot Cheshire cat for the LA County Fair.

 

Pat and Ron were owner operators of RPT Quarter Horses and enjoyed breeding, training, and showing horses.  In various categories and age groups her horses won numerous awards.  She studied blood lines and confirmation to build beautiful foals. Pat was a Level 2 Parelli Natural horseman and her favorite quote to family and friends was, “Prior preparation prevents poor performance.”  Pat readily shared her knowledge and love of horses with all.  She was also a certified Neurolinguistic, NLP, practitioner helping those in need learn how to better their life.  In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering with 4-H, the Jeep Posse, Millard County Western Heritage Days, and many more.

 

Pat was an avid reader, a beautiful artist, and loved animals.  She was an amazing woman, loved and admired by many and will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Shannon Allard of Layton, UT, son Ronnie Thomas of LaPine, OR, and step children, Scott Thomas, Lynn Thomas, and Laurie Jackson of Delta,13 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren, brother Bob Aldrich of Seattle WA, sister Kathleen Martin of Hutto, TX, sister Christine Plesha of Helena, MT, and brother Richard Aldrich of Palmdale, CA.

 

A celebration of life will be held on December 16, 2017 at the Delta Stake Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to bestfriends.org, a Utah No-Kill Shelter for pets.