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Frances Lorraine McAfee Thomas


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Frances Lorraine McAfee Thomas Obituary
Frances Lorraine McAfee Thomas
January 5th 1927 -July 9th 2018
Frances McAfee Thomas was born in Fullerton, Nebraska on January 5th, 1927 to Florence Chamberlain and David McAfee. She graduated from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and the University of California Los Angeles in 1949 with a degree in History.
Frances and her late husband of 67 years, E. James Thomas, raised two children, Dr. Susan L. Thomas and James G. Thomas. She is survived by five grandchildren: Jenny, Mark, Mary, and Ryan (Jim's Children) and Cais Frances (Susan's Daughter). She also has three great grandchildren: Kara, Joy, and Paityn.
Frances was an avid and successful genealogist. She was a member of The Colonial Dames XVII Century Society, having documented her ancestry to the founders of the United States. She was also a proud member of the Black Swan Society, open to members who have documented an ancestor convicted for being a "witch" during the Salem Witch Trials (Rebecca Chamberlain). She also loved reading, gardening, traveling, and giving to others.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday July 17th at 11 AM at the Woman's Club of Claremont. Lunch to follow. The Club is located at 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont Ca, 91711. Stone Funeral Home in Upland is handling Frances' burial which will be at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside Ca, 92518. Date to be determined.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on July 13, 2018
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