Katherine Thomas

1922 - 2013


Katherine Thomas

Oct. 4, 1922 — June 22, 2013

Katherine G. Thomas, 90, passed away on June 22, 2013, at her home in Walla Walla.

Katherine was born on Oct. 4, 1922, in Chowchilla, Calif., to Albert L. and Frances L. Schnoor Beahm. She formerly resided in Sacramento and moved to Walla Walla in 1994.

She enjoyed playing Bingo at Blue Mountain Bingo and Eagle’s Lodge. She loved her Cadillacs and especially her red Ford Mustang and traveling the world via cruises, flying and vacationing. Katherine was a wonderful, good-hearted person who never had a negative word to say of anyone. She was always a happy person.

Katherine was a member of BPOE #287 Lady Elk, the Eagles Lodge and past president of Dress a Living Doll. She was very involved in the community volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army. She helped everyone she could through her work at the various organizations.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Ben Smith of Walla Walla; her son, Dale Oliver of Carmichael, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints with Bishop Crowder officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Sacramento. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. Family & friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.


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