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Claude Wesley Thomas


1918 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Claude Wesley Thomas Obituary
CLAUDE WESLEY THOMAS Claude was born on September 12, 1918 in Denver, CO. He was the second child born to Claude and Edna, after his sister Dell Thomas. Growing up Claude enjoyed Wyoming life, living in Casper, and working on local ranches in the summers. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. In June of 1942 he married Mary Louise Liston. Together they enjoyed 70 years of song, travel, and faith together. In 1979 they retired to Hemet, CA. Claude and Mary were members of First Presbyterian Church. After Mary passed away in May of 2012, Claude relocated to San Jose, CA where he lived with his son, Carl, and daughter-in-law Carolyn until his passing on April 9, 2016. He is survived by his children, Charlene Wells (and John Wells), and Carl Thomas (and Carolyn Thomas), as well as four grandchildren (Marie and husband Mike Bachman, Colton, Rachel, and Alaina) and one great-grandchild (Kailyn Bachman). A Viewing will be held at First Presbyterian Church located at 515 E Kimball Ave., Hemet, CA 92543 on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:00am, Service at 11:00 am, followed by a reception. The interment will then take place at Riverside National Cemetery at 2:00pm, the family and friends will gather at Staging area # 2.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 22, 2016
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