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Thomas, Marguerite "Mickie"
died peacefully in her home in Rio Verde, Arizona on December 19th, 2015 due to complications with Parkinson's Disease. She was surrounded by loved ones. Mickie was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in 1941 to Lloyd and Marie Jorgenson. She attended the University of Minnesota where she met John Thomas. The two were married in 1961 and raised four children in the Twin Cities. In addition to being a devoted mother, she inspired her children through her own interests. She modeled locally, avidly attended the Minnesota Orchestra, and served on the board of the Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis. She extensively researched her family's French-Canadian ancestry and loved to travel, managing to visit all 7 continents. She returned to the U of M to receive a B.S. in Political Science in 1997. Preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Marie Jorgenson; as well as her sister, Susan Krog, Mickie is survived by her four children, Mark Thomas and his wife, Susan Bernstein; Noel Thomas; Jolie Drury and her husband, Jonathan Drury; and John Thomas; by her former husband, John E. Thomas, and her partner, Donald Johnson; by five grandchildren, Judah and Liza Rose Thomas and Nathaniel, Gideon and Elijah Drury; as well as by her elder sister, Patricia Bartolone, her husband Steve, and their four sons, Steve, Damon, Dominic and Jason. A reception in celebration of Mickie's life will be held at the Country Club in Rio Verde, Arizona, on December 27th at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (https://support.pdf.org/double2015) or (https://www.michaeljfox.org). Her children would like to thank the many individuals from Cardinal Home Care; Geriatric Assessment, Management & Solutions, LLC; and for the support and attentive care of our mom as her disease progressed.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 24, 2015
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