Ernie Paul Thomas

December 2, 1956 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 63)


Ernie Paul Thomas 63 of Hermiston, was born December 2, 1956 to George Thomas and JoAnn (Williams) in Moscow, Idaho. He passed away surrounded by his family on September 8, 2020. Ernie was raised and attended schools in Echo, Oregon, graduating from Echo High School. He then served in both the United States Army & United States Navy until his honorable discharge when he returned to Echo, Oregon. Ernie lived most of his life in Echo, Oregon before moving to Hermiston 5 years ago where he has lived since.

He is survived by a sister Georgia Smedema (Butch), brothers Marvin Seifer (Gwen) & Patrick Seifer (Amy), numerous nieces and nephews.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patsy.

Interment will be at the Echo Cemetery Echo, OR.

Due to Covid 19, a private family service is planned for a later date.

Thank you to the staff at Trios Hospital, and Landmark Care Center. Memorials may be made in Ernie’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.


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Private Interment

Echo Cemetery

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