Derick Alan Thomas Thursday, April 26, 2007 Derick Alan Thomas, 17, born Dec. 14, 1989, in Pueblo, passed away April 23, 2007. Preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Michael Stroud; sister, Letitia Taylor Surprise; grandmother, Peggy Jones; and great-grandmother, Ruth Estep. Survived by his parents, Dawn and Gene Jones and Chad and Nikki Thomas; brothers, Joe Thomas and Kyle Jones; stepsister, Laramie Tolbert; grandparents, Lana (Frank Musso) Slaten, Jerry and Kathy Thomas, Bonnie Martin, and Karen and Mike Osborn; great-grandparents, W.L. and June Finlayson, and Robert Estep; aunts and uncles, Tammy Minuhin, Kim (John) Rigirozzi, Charlie (Tanya) Jones, Dennis (Cheryl) Jones and Sean Dressel Sr.; loving cousins, Autumn Moser, Paige Minuhin, Haillie Slaten, Sierra Jones, Dakota Jones, Justin Jones, Chrystal (Josh) Tillerson, Sean Dressel Jr., Sharae Dressel, Brenna Dressel, Donald (Mona) Henderson, Jennifer Henderson and Sheila Henderson; great-aunts and -uncles, Joan Brown, Kay (Tom) O'Rourke, Marlene (Frank) Straziscar, Judy (Joe) Kovacich, Beverly (Rick) Giadone, Charlene Fillmore, Jan (Bob) Hicks, Nanette (Greg) Weiss and Robert Brown; great-great-aunt and -uncle, Walter and Pat Estep; other cousins, Sean (Kristy) Straziscar, Tom (Debbie) O'Rourke, Shari (John) Trivisonno, Michael (Julie) O'Rourke, Dan (Heikei) Kovacich, Jim (Sandra) Lany, John (Lisa) O'Rourke, Jennifer (Craig Law) Kovacich and Shay (Mike) Smith; best friends, Nate Messenger, Tony Armenta and Jacob Pino. Also survived by numerous other family members from the Thomas, Estep and Corriveau family. Derick, also known as the tie-dye shirt guy, was a student in the fast-track program at Pueblo Community College and would have graduated this June. He loved to cook and had plans to enroll at PCC in the Culinary Arts program next fall. Derick was looking forward to restoring his 1970 Mustang to original condition, a passion he gained from his great-grandfather. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2007, Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy, with Pastor Adam Aragon officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes through Montgomery & Steward. Online condolences, www.Montgomery Steward.com.