Adelbert  Francis Thinnes
Del Thinnes
Adelbert Francis Thinnes

July 17, 1927 - March 12, 2017
Born in Ogden, UT
Resided in Bear River City, UT
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Adelbert (Del) Francis Thinnes, 89, left this life to return to the loving arms of his Father in Heaven after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Del was born on July 17, 1927 in Ogden, Utah to Cornelius Frank Thinnes and Florence Loretta Seibold. He was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Saint Joseph Schools and graduated from Ogden High School. He married Lorene Fotheringham and was later divorced. Together they had one son. He then met and married the love of his life, Cora Elizabeth Osmond and was married for 64 years; after the first few years of marriage, two Sister Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knocked on their door, the rest is history! He was baptized and was later sealed to his sweetheart for eternity in the Logan LDS Temple. With this union, he was gifted with three additional sons and one daughter from Cora's previous marriage. Together they had two more sons and three daughters totaling ten children in all. He lived in Ogden most of his life; they moved to Bear River City where he has resided for the past 15 years.
Dad worked as a mail carrier for the USPS. He had a way with numbers and could recall addresses from his various postal routes; he was meticulous with his bookkeeping and loved serving as ward clerk for several different bishops. He loved serving in various callings in the church.
Del is survived by his loving wife Cora, children Rick (Cheryl) Thinnes of Kaysville, Lynda Call Hadley of Roy, Gary (Juana) Womack of Pleasant View, Ron (Anna) Thinnes of Idaho, LaVerna (Bob) Gray of Hooper, Randy (Stella) Thinnes of North Ogden, Dixie Thinnes of Colorado, and Debbie (Paul) Widdison of Hooper, 40 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Lowell Thinnes, two sons Clare Womack and Larry Womack, and three grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E, Brigham City and prior to service a viewing will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Bear River 2nd Ward, 5870 N. 4700 W., with Bishop Paul Smith officiating. Burial immediately following the service will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.
Our family wishes to extend our sincerest thanks to the incredible people at Primrose Hospice that cared for him, as well as the many friends and neighbors that continually gave of their time generously in his behalf.
Condolences may be sent to the family at




Myers Mortuary - Brigham City
205 South 100 East
Brigham City, UT US 84302
March 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bear River 2nd Ward Chapel
5870 North 4700 West
Bear River City, UT US 84301
March 17, 2017
11:00 AM
Bear River City Cemetery
4600 West 5600 North
Bear River City, UT US 84301
March 17, 2017