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Obituary: Vera Hales Thomas

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Vera Hales Thomas, age 87, passed away peacefully July 8, 2000 in Edgewood, New Mexico.

She was born June 8, 1913, in Mapleton, Utah, the daughter of Wilford Lockwood Hales and Dora Miranda Jensen. Vera married Albert H.(Buck) Thomas June 7, 1931, in Castle Gate, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple in 1957. Buck died July 2, 1974.

Vera is survived by her children: Marianne (Clair) Draper of Sandy, UT; Buck Wilford (Shanna) Thomas of Farmington, NM; Homer Dee (Glenna) Thomas of Edgewood, NM; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters: Laura Bramall, Elva Perkins, Audrey Miner and Dorothy (Arthur) Hansen; and brothers, Bill (Louise) and Keith (Ruth) Hales. Preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2000 at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 South 400 East, under the direction of Walker Mortuary. Vera's request was that no flowers be sent.

Those who wish to do so may send a donation in her name to the Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110.