Nebo School District Awards Thane Stone into the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of Fame

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Thursday night October 21, 2010 during the Spanish Fork High School football game, Thane Stone was awarded into the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of Fame. There to accept the award on behalf of Thane Stone was his family. Mr. Stone grew up in Salem, Utah and attended Spanish Fork High School. While attending high school, he participated in sports, drama, and was senior class president. He was on the football team for three years and selected to the all- state team during his junior and senior years. He graduated from high school in 1941. Mr. Stone received a football scholarship from Brigham Young University and played during 1941 and 1942 on the freshman and varsity teams. One thing that Mr. Stone was proud of was being on the first football team to beat BYU’s arch rivals “Utah” in 1942. His football career was interrupted during World War II, but returned to play football again at BYU. Mr. Stone was sent letters of interest from three NFL teams the Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and the Los Angeles Rams, but had to decline due to an injury to his knee. He pursued a career in teaching after graduating from BYU and taught at Spanish Fork High School for 35 years. There he taught mathematics, physics, aeronautics, and driver’s education. He also coached football, baseball, and basketball during his first six years of teaching. On February 14, 1945, Mr. Stone married his high school sweetheart Lola Nielson. They raised five children Steven, Cathlyn, Bradley, Howard, and Cynthia, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved watching BYU games and was a season ticket holder until his death in December 2005. During Half time, “Nebo School District was proud to award Thane Stone into the Hall of Fame, and would like to thank Thane Stone for all his hard work and dedication to Spanish Fork High.”
Candace Kester, Morgan Hansen, and sponsored by Nebo School District and Stone Family