Virginia Lee Thomas

09/09/1929 — 04/29/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Lewiston, Idaho

Virginia Lee Thomas

Virginia Lee Thomas, 77, passed away peacefully in her home on April 29, 2007. She was surrounded by her loving children as she drifted from sleep to eternity where she will be with her Lord.

Virginia was born on September 9, 1929 in Lewiston, Idaho to Nellie and Otis Red Stiles. She grew up on a small farm in Sunnyside, Washington with her mother and father, brother, Don, and sister, Beverly. Virginia met her husband, Robert Bob Thomas, when she stayed with her grandmother in Selah and Bob lived next door.

They were married November 24, 1951, and lived in Yakima where they had three children. The family moved to Richland, WA in 1961, buying the home that she lived in for the next 46 years. Her husband preceded Virginia in death in June of 2000. She is also preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother. Virginia loved her children, Robert Thomas Jr. of Moses Lake, Shirley Sterkel of Everett, and Elaine Boots of Richland, and her grandchildren, Donald, Alex, and Rebecca Boots and Meagan and Jennifer Sterkel.

Virginia touched many lives. She loved the 4th Ward Now crestview of the LDS church, and her dear friends there. Jason Lee Elementary school was a second home to her, as she worked for more than a decade as a playground assistant. An avid walker, she especially enjoyed walking through the beautiful Leslie Grove and Howard Amon parks. She also made sure she stopped by her favorite breakfast spot, McDonald's, to visit with her friends there, as well.

An outdoor service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland on Friday, May 4th, at 2:00 pm. A memorial luncheon will be provided at the Richland LDS church following her funeral service.

All her McDonald’s friends and workers are invited.

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  • Some of my fondest memeroies where at the Thomas houehold on Thayer. Virginia will be missed greatly. Fondly Carolyn Dean

    Carolyn Dean Chavez
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Robert and Virginia opened thier house to me when I was growing up. Ran into her serval times when out walking my dog and talked about old times growing up.

    Jim Maasen
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US