Martin Robert Thomas passed away at the age of 67 in Casper, Wyoming on October 27th, 2021.
He was born in Lander, Wyoming on March 17th, 1954, the son of Max Thomas and Helen Dandurand. Martin moved to Casper in 2002 with his wife and two children. He worked as a truck driver, carpenter and handy man in both Lander and Casper.
Martin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Martin is survived by his wife, Debra Thomas of Casper, Wyoming, daughter Angie (Patrick) Freilinger and daughter Janet Thomas; grandchildren, Ashton Thomas, Ruby and Jack Freilinger. Also survived by his sister Suzii (Doug) Steinbrech of Wenatchee, WA, brother John (Debi) Thomas of Anaheim, CA, and sister Janice (Carl) Wells of Casper, WY. He is preceded in death by his parents Max S. Thomas and Helen Dandurand (Thompson) and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In his younger years, Martin was an avid outdoorsman, backpacker and hitch hiker. He loved any and all outdoor adventures and completed one of the first NOLS courses led by Paul Petzoldt out of Lander in the Wind River Range. Martin’s grandchildren were the highlights of his life and making them smile or laugh made his days even brighter. He also loved spending time with his family and so many friends. His hobbies include riding his motorcycle, rock hunting, camping, and fishing with family, and starting home improvement projects. He was a treasure hunter at heart, whether the treasure came from a backcountry road, the mountains, or from secondhand stores or their dumpsters.
Martin was a selfless, kind, generous, and forever helpful kind of man. He was a calm and gentle soul who knew no strangers and would give them the shirt off his back at any time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Newcomer in Casper, Wyoming.
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