Thomas Albert Stocks
Born: 1/6/1933, Moab, Utah
Thomas Albert Stocks, 78, passed away suddenly Sunday, September 4 2011 of a heart attack. Tom was born January 6, 1933, Moab, Utah, and a resident of North Las Vegas since 2005.
Tom dedicated his life to community service: Mayor of Moab, Utah (1982-1997), Moab City Council for four years, President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Grand County Hospital Board.
Tom also served the state of Utah in many roles; serving on the Board of Directors of the League of Cities and Towns and then as President; Member of the Utah Community Impact Board, the Utah Winter Olympic Oversight Committee, and the Utah Governorís Advisory Council.
After becoming empty nesters, Tom and Gay moved to South East Utah, where Tom continued as a community leader, serving as Mayor of LaVerkin, Utah (2002-2005).
Tom was a Korean War Veteran, serving as an Army NCO in Korea at the tail end of the Korean War, continuing on in the Army Reserves to the Utah National Guard. Following the war, Tom used his GI Bill to earn an Accounting Degree.
He moved back to Moab where he was principle owner of Stocks Accounting. Later he and Gay owned and operated the Mayorís House Bed and Breakfast for 9 years, regaling visitors with stories of Moab.
Most recently Tom was an extremely active and beloved resident of Sun City Aliante, North Las Vegas, Nevada where he served on the Architectural Review Committee and was very active in the Veterans Group of Sun City Aliante.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Gay, his seven children, Tonja (of Alexandria, VA), NanEtte (of Dallas, TX), Corinne (of Cottonwood, AZ), LoRen (of Moab, UT), Tommy (of Denver CO), Jay (of Moab), Amy (of Moab), 19 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren, one brother and seven sisters.
Visitation and Viewing will be held Friday September 9th, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary located at 386 North 100 West Moab, Utah. Saturday September 10th, 2011 there will be a viewing at 12:00 p.m. followed by services at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints located at 701 Locust Lane Moab, Utah.
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