Patricia Thomas

Obituary of Patricia Thomas

Her sons and husband called her “Sunshine.”

Patricia Ann Thomas, 91, of Centennial, Colorado, went to be with her Lord on May 17, 2020.   Patricia was born in Lyons, Nebraska, on December 29, 1928, to David Elmer McDonald and Inez Marie Taylor.  Patricia grew up during – and was shaped by -- the Great Depression.  Patricia wasted nothing, and was generous with her love. 

Patricia married Jack Carr Thomas in Worland, Wyoming, on December 26, 1948.  Patricia was married to Jack until Jack’s death on March 17, 2018.  When Jack first met Patricia, Patricia was wearing a purple sweater.  Jack was smitten.

Patricia earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in English from Colorado State University.  Jack always said Patricia was the smartest member of the family.  Patricia was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  Patricia had been an English teacher with the Denver Public Schools.

Patricia gave birth to twin sons, Daniel and David, on May 2, 1953, in Seattle, Washington.  Daniel and David Thomas have survived Patricia.  They miss Patricia very much.

Patricia is survived by her sister, Karyl Hill, and Karyl’s daughter, Michele Hill.  Karyl and Michele live together in Laramie, Wyoming.  Patricia was especially close to Karyl and Michele. 

Patricia is survived by two nephews and three nieces.

A Celebration of Life (attendance limited to Patricia’s two sons) will take place at a local church.

Patricia will be interred alongside her husband, Jack, at Fort Logan National Cemetery.  Jack had served in the U.S. Navy.

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