Michelle Thomas

March 15, 1952 – May 21, 2019

Michelle Thomas passed away May 21, 2019, in St. George, Utah. She was the youngest child born to Irma Selina Nelson and Hyrum Clark Thomas on March 15, 1952, in St. George, Utah.

Michelle grew up in St. George and attended the local schools. She graduated from Dixie High where she was very active in student government, the school newspaper and drill team. She also wrote, directed and starred in many school plays and assemblies. While attending Dixie Jr. College she was active in the theater department, performing in many stage productions. Michelle loved to sing and dance.

Michelle graduated from Southern Utah University. She was employed by the state of Idaho and then by Dixie State College. Michelle excelled and took pride in everything she did.

Michelle also carried on her mother’s legacy as an activist for “Downwinders.” She was very passionate and never hesitated to speak on the subject. She gave many interviews, spoke at conventions and testified before Congress.

Michelle’s quick wit and sense of humor are legendary. She loved to entertain visitors and make people laugh. Michelle loved things that were shiny and things that sparkled. She is widely known for her online shopping skills. Michelle loved her cats and she loved babies. She was happiest when friends visited with their children and grandchildren. Michelle has a wide circle of friends from all stages of her life. She definitely touched many lives.

Michelle is survived by her daughter Alyssa; grandchildren Annaka and Brentten; siblings Marilyn Cox, Clark Thomas, Rosemary LeBaron, Lolly Seal, Richie Thomas and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Morgan Thomas and Elbert Thomas.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.
  • There will be a viewing prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Interment will take place at the St. George City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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