Ruthmary Thomas died on February 1, 2020, in Medford Oregon. She was 93 years old. Ruthmary was the beloved, eldest daughter of George and Clara Thompson, and was very close to her sister to Georgene (Raisner). She was born in Greenville, Texas, and as a teenager came to San Francisco where her father George was stationed during the war. Ruthmary went to San Francisco State, and then transferred to Berkeley University where she received her Bachelor’s degree. She also obtained her teaching certificate. In San Francisco, she met her future and loving husband, Owen Thomas (deceased) and they were married for 68 years. Owen and Ruthmary came to Sonoma to raise their family and be actively involved in the community. Ruthmary played the organ at First Baptist Church in Sonoma for over 65 years. She was also known for her passion for quilting, and not only made quilts for her family and friends, but also made them for a charity that gave baby quilts to families in need. She was also involved in numerous other charity organizations. Ruthmary is survived by her children; son, Mark Thomas (June), Maribeth LeValley (Jon, deceased) and Laura Danieli. Ruthmary was blessed with four grandsons; Jason Reed (Sara), Jared Reed (Kristin), Nathan Thomas, and Marko Thomas, and three great grandchildren; Charlotte Reed, Miles Reed, and most recently Karmann Reed. Ruthmary moved to Jacksonville, Oregon to live with her daughter, Laura, for several months before she died. A viewing will be held at Duggan’s Mission Chapel, 525 W. Napa Street, Sonoma on February 13th from 6 to 7 PM. A Memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 525 1st Napa St., Sonoma, on February 14th at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the celebration of life at First Baptist Church. Cemetery burial will be private.
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