Lois C. Thomas TROY - Lois C. Thomas, 68, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Born at Douglasville, GA on July 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Helen Smith Van Sant. Raised in GA, Lois came to this area many years ago and was the beloved wife of William A. Thomas , Jr. . In addition to raising her family , Lois enjoyed a career with the Walmart Co. at their Latham location. Most of all , her joys in life were her family, and will be forever be remembered as a special daughter,sister, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many and will be greatly missed. Survivors in addition to her husband include her devoted children, Wayne and Stewart Gardner, of Lansingburgh and Kenneth (Antoinette) Thomas of Troy; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends. In addition to her parents, Lois was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Van Sant. A gathering to celebrate Lois' life will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Gazebo at Frear Park on Oakwood Avenue in Troy. Friends and relatives are invited and may call on the family at that time,. As a tribute to her memory, contributions would be appreciated to the
, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Arrangemenets were under the direction of Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Watervliet.