Jean Brown Thomas was born in Albany Oregon July 11 1950 died
11/06/2017 When she went home from the hospital she went home
to a small house in Marion, Oregon that had been made from a
she was joined by a sister Gail. Gail I always wanted you to
be my best
friend. The family moved to Corvalis and there Roy was born. I
Christmas morning very well. Dad carried Gail and I to the
neighbor lady's house. There was snow on the ground that year.
We had hot coco with marsh mellows in. So Roy you were my
marsh mellow. Hard on the outside but marsh mellow inside.
family was living in Brush Prairie Wa went Mary was born. And
yes it was a dark and stormy night. I remember dad had to back
the car up back someways to the house to get a chain saw.
There was a tree across the road. I remember standing in the
back seat watching him cut the tree up by the headlights of
1956 the family packed all they could in Packard car a big
slooping car. My
crayons melted in the back window. We were off to Wisconsin.
joined us in 1957. Randy you are the one most like dad in
temperament by physically like the Deatrick side of the
was born in 1960. What can I say. It was a wild ride and
involved. Maybe a glimpse of what was to be.
Vickie what can I say about my sister the amazon who can swing
a hammer with the best of the boys. But when she dresses up
like a cowgirl she's all lady.
in 1962 Charlie Brown was born. The baby who was spoiled
rotten. Yes that makes 8 what a crowd we were but we had fun a
grew up in Wisconsin from 5-15 so that is where I developed a
lot of my attitudes and in sights, I'm a Midwesterner at
heart. I grew up on and around farms. You can take the girl
off the farm but can't take the farm out of the girl!
two good friends Kris Joehank you were my first confidant.
Frannie what a
time we had. Of course we were so cool. After all we saw the
Beatles live in
1966 my family moved back to Oregon. I went kicking and
screaming. I wanted to stay in Wisconsin but Mom would not let
the love of my life Dennis Darling (maybe he will explain that
one). How privileged it is to meet your soul mate.
daughter Emma Kristeen was born April 14, 1969. Emma you were
the joy of our lives. The first time all of us were together
dad and I just cried. You were our little pink bundle.
Lee Thomas Jr was born April 1, 1971. We were so blessed. When
we lost him Nov 1993 I'll never forget how the LORD carried us
lived briefly in San Jose Cal and the San Diego But we felt it
was no place to raise kids.
we ended up in Junction City where we found the LORD.
It was here that I met my two dearest friends Ruth and
want to thank Marty and Mary for their big leap of faith in
planting a church in the wilds of Oregon.
like to thank Dr Billy H. Grigory for his college level
teaching of the bible in
that little church meeting in the grange hall.
like to thank Pastor Chuck North for his faith in me and
encouraging me to
follow the calling on my life.
to Pastor Mike Owens for sprinkling in some wisdom.
last but not least Leon for putting up with a bossy old church
love you all. I'll meet you in the morning, just inside the
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service.