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Catherine Elaine Thomas

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Catherine Elaine Thomas Obituary
Thomas, Catherine Elaine (Baff)

Catherine E (Baff) Thomas passed away peacefully on March 5, 2016 at her home in Durant Oklahoma. Cathi was born on September 12, 1953 in Moline, IL and grew up in Albuquerque, NM.

A beautiful and caring daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and friend. She was creative and loving. Cathi was a wonderful seamstress, cook, writer, and poet. She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with honors. She married Gary Dale Thomas in 1985. They shared many wonderful joys together and she was at his side when he passed away in 2010.

Cathi was preceded in death by her husband Gary Thomas, father Richard Baff and step father Robert Loux.

She is survived by her mother Gloria Baff-Loux; her brother Jim Baff; sisters Liz Walker and Rose Tenbrink; nieces Tyla, Misty, Christina, Jennifer and Shannon; nephews Ian and Corey.

Cathi was recently reunited with her son she had placed for adoption, Gary Angel, she enjoyed getting to know him and looked forward to meeting him.

At the request of the family there will not be a memorial service. Please do something nice for someone you love in memory of Cathi.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at


Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, OK.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 20, 2016
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