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Fillmore City Cemetery
Wednesday December 30th, 2020

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Deanette Thomas Almanza

Deanette Thomas Almanza, age 53, passed away on December 26, 2020 in Delta, Utah. She was born December 13, 1967 in Albuquerque, NM to JohnLong and Mabel W. Thomas.  She Married Victor Almanza, later divorced.

Deanette was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  When she was in High School she came to Delta on the Indian Placement Program and lived with Clyde and Carolyn Stevens and was soon apart of their family.  She enjoyed get togethers and camping trips.  She was also welcomed into the Mundi and Lois Pedersen family. Together she enjoyed having lots of family around.

Deanette will be remembered for her sense of humor and contagious laugh.  She enjoyed working for Quality Market for several years.  She made some lifelong friends there.

She is survived by her children: Dustin Almanza (Delta), Caleb Stevens (Herriman), Teanette Almanza (Provo) and one granddaughter Do’lii Almanza (San Diego, CA). The Stevens and the Pederson Families. Sisters: Vernice Thomas of Toadlena, NM, Vera Yazzie, Darlene Thomas and Dorene Thomas, Naschitti, NM, Vivian Todachinnie of Montezuma Creek, Utah. Brothers: Ashley Thomas of Naschitti, NM, Arnold Thomas Farmington, NM, Travis Thomas Fillmore, Utah, Jeffery Thomas, Tohlaka, NM.

She is preceded in death by her parents JohnLong and Mabel Thomas. Brothers: Alex Thomas, Elton Thomas and Anthony Thomas.  Mother Carolyn Stevens.

Graveside service for Deanette will be Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Hinckley, Utah Cemetery.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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Dee and I were classmates, Delta High, class of 86! I remember her contagious laugh and bright smile. Heaven has truly gained a new star. I am grateful to have known her and shared in her sweet kindness. Dee, you will be missed and Im glad you were my friend. Shannon Thomas Allard

Shannon Allard Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

"D" was an amazing person she could make you happy just with her laugh We had a few really good times. One of my fondest memories is when she and Kyla came to see us In Idaho, We had such a good time and I am pretty sure we all woke up having a hangover. She was a loyal friend once you were her friend she was always there for you no matter what. Rest in peace my friend your laughter will be missed by so many.

Beth Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

I so loved working with Deanette at the quality thriftway. For ten years I worked with Deanette as we were great friends. We shared so many stories and jokes together and I loved nothing more then to do something stupid to make her burst out in laughter as I loved that about her. I was honored to let her help paint my demolation derby cars every year and she even drove my car in the powder puff event on the fourth of July demolition derby. We always go through life not realizing how good we really have it because of the people we surrounded ourselves with. I'm going to miss my friend so much and I'm so sad that I didnt make a better effort in staying in touch better. I pray for her family and her beautiful children and hope that they know how much I loved deanette.

Ray wrighr Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM