Thomas Albert Thibault, 88, of Lehi, Utah passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with his family by his side. Tom was born on September 3, 1931 in Salem, Massachusetts to Emile A. Thibault and Doris M. Flynn. He married Edna Marie Dechene, whom he met on a blind date on July 12, 1958 in Beverly, Massachusetts. Their marriage was solemnized in the Washington DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 24, 1974.
Tom grew up in “Castle Hill” Salem, MA with a sister, Corinne and brother, Kenneth. As a youth, Tom excelled in baseball, basketball and was a ping pong champion. Tom joined the Army in 1953 and was discharged early to attend Boston University where he received his Master’s degree in Education. Tom taught Business and Driver’s Education for over 40 years at Natick High School in Natick, Massachusetts. Tom and Edna made their home in Framingham, MA where they raised their five daughters. The family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1972 and were sealed as a family in 1974 in the Washington D.C. Temple. Tom served his country and church with all of his heart. He loved his wife and daughters very much.
He is survived by his five daughters: Gisele (David) Nash, Cypress, TX; Jeanette (Jon) Zitting, Lehi, UT; Janine Williams, Lehi, UT; Julianne (Todd) Munger, Lehi, UT and Joyce (Gary) Reid, Cedar Park, TX; one sibling, Kenneth Thibault of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Corinne.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 2790 North Center Street, Lehi, UT where family and friends may attend a viewing from 12:00 -12:45 pm prior to the service. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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