Joshua John Thomas, 43, of Rainier, Ore., passed away Sept. 1, 2022, at home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1978, to John and Marilyn Thomas in McMinnville, Ore. The family moved to the Clatskanie area in 1985; Joshua graduated from Clatskanie High School in 1997.
Joshua married the love of his life Rebecca Fischer on Sept. 22, 2001, at Longview Community Church in Longview, Wash.
Joshua worked for years at Columbia Lawn and Yard, he also owned Nalco for 10 years as well as being a custom builder/contractor for 10 plus years. He was also a part of the ALERT (Air, Land, Emergency Resource Team) straight out of high school learning several important skills He also served with his dad Pastor John Thomas at Mayger- Downing Community Church with a specific heart for both young men and music ministries; Joshua enjoyed service and making friendships thru Mayger Church, Heritage Bible Church as well as Grace Bible Fellowship in Kelso, Wash.
Joshua leaves behind his parents, John and Marilyn; sisters Pam and Karina; wife Rebecca; as well as their 10 children, Corrie, Christiana, Caleb, William, Nathan, Tate, Cecily, Trysten, Molly, Alec and their unborn baby girl.
Joshua made friends everywhere he went, always met people both new and old in town making time to stop and talk to them. Joshua loved athletics, specifically soccer, running, and hunting, outdoor activities, making music (played guitar, violin and sang) building and creating. Joshua loved spending time with his family, being a super dad to their 10 kids and an amazing husband and son.
A celebration of Joshua’s life is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Woodland Christian Church in Woodland, Wash.