Barbara Ann Thomas walked peacefully into the eternal arms of her loving Savior and beloved husband, July 3, 2009. Barbara was born June 2, 1924 in Los angeles, Calif., to Edythe and Ivan Johnson. She married the love of her life, Fred Thomas on April 7, 1946 and had what has been called the love story of the century. They had two sons, which were her pride and joy. She loved her children and prayed over them every night. In 1964 they moved their family to the Applegate Valley where she lived for the rest of her life.
Barbara was a woman of faith, family and fun. She was the mom and grandma everyone loved and always had her famous oatmeal raisin cookies on hand to share. Her home was always a welcome place to come. Barbara was a very special lady to everyone who knew her. She was a very strong and kind woman who will be deeply missed. Barbara was a member of the Applegate Community Church and loved the Lord. She enjoyed reading, going to church, spending time and playing cards with her friends and was even known to enjoy a trip to the casino every once in awhile!
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred; her parents, Ivan and Edythe Johnson; and her grandson, Hudson Thomas. She is survived by her children, Steve and Denise Thomas, of Grants Pass, Ore. and Fred Thomas, of Eagle Point, Ore.; her sister, Betty Brewster, of Eagle Point, Ore.; four grandchildren, Carrie and husband, Jonathan, Nick and wife, Heidi, Krissi and husband, Keith and Zach; four great-grandchildren; and many friends and extended family members who all love and miss her.
A memorial service in honor of Barbara will be held Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Applegate Community Church.
If you wish to make a contribution, donations can be made to Asante Hospice or the Applegate Community Church in her memory. Arrangements by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors (541) 772-7111.
Barbara was an amazing woman. She had such a sweet spirit. She touched many lives in her 85 years on earth. We know that God took her into his loving arms and said Well done, my good and faithful servant, well done.