Services for Leemon Curtis Thomas, 64, Kennewick, Washington, a former resident of Halfway, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday July 8, at the Chapel of the Falls in Kennewick. Interment followed at the Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick, under the direction of the Mueller Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas was born May 3, 1903 in Kentucky, the son of William and Ida M. White Thomas. He was married to his wife, Enid L. Thomas in Weiser on February 24, 1923. He lived in Halfway for many years until moving to Kennewick in 1943. He was doing assessment work at his mining claims on the North Fork of the John Day Fiver at the time of his death, Wednesday morning, July5, 1967.
He is survived by his wife Enid; one son Leemon Dale Thomas, Sr. of Richland, Wa.; one daughter Lenora Sandvig of Kennewick; three brothers D.H. Thomas, Claude Thomas, and Steubon Thomas; four sisters Thelma Pease, Unice Joy, Lera Robert, and Ruby Miller.
He was a member of the Modern Woodsman of America. Arrangements in Baker were entrusted to West & Co. Memorial Chapel.
The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 20, 1967, page 8
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