The Woodward News

Obituaries

March 24, 2014

Eva A. Thomas

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenwood Cemetery with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Woodward, Okla. —

Eva A. Thomas, 89 year old long time Fargo resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Woodward with the Reverend Tony Barros officiating. A private family burial will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Billings Funeral Home.

Eva Ada (Wright) Thomas was born May 28, 1924 to Frank and Vi (Gillett) Wright on the family farm in Ellis County, Oklahoma. Eva grew up on the family farm south of Ft. Supply. She attended Ft. Supply schools and graduated from Ft. Supply High School in 1942. After graduation Eva attended college at Hutchinson, Kansas.

She was united in marriage to Melvin “Brownie” Thomas on September 12, 1945 at Woodward, Oklahoma. To this union they were blessed with five children, Frank, Mickey, Bobby, Kay and Danna. They made their home on the farm north of Fargo until 1960 when the family moved into town. Eva worked at the Fargo Grocery, the Woodward Hospital, and the Fruit of the Loom Factory for ten years before she retired to take care of Brownie whose health was not good.

Eva loved sewing, gardening, putting puzzles together and reading. She loved family gatherings and cooking large meals for the family.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Frank and Cleo Thomas of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mickey and Teresa Thomas of Fargo, Kay and Steve Brewer of Fargo, Danna Castor of Perryton, Texas; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Tracy and Terry Wolgamott of Plains, Kansas, Trina and Tim Dunkin of Woodward, Jia and Mikki Castor of Arlington, Texas, Shannon and Pam Brewer of Woodward, Kim and Doug Davidson of Dickson, Tennessee, Kerri and Scott Watson of Paragould, Arkansas, Greg and Holly Thomas of Bartlett, Tennessee, Chris and Sarah Thomas of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Chad Brewer of Fargo, Niki Stark of Woodward, Josh and Crystal Castor of Amarillo, Texas, Jerad Castor of McKinney, Texas; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; other family members and many friends.

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