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December 29, 1951 - July 10, 2017 We lost a great woman and heaven gained one. Cathleen (Cathey) Louise Thomas, of Albany, passed away on July 10th in Albany at the age of 65. Cathey was born in Corvallis, Or. The daughter of Robert Walter May, Sr. and Wilma Joan (Anderson) May Beckner, Cathey grew up in Corvallis and went to school there. Cathey married Donald (Don) L. Thomas Sr. on August 29, 1970 and they lived in Alaska, Washington and Wyoming before settling in Albany, Oregon. Cathey worked in retail and was a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, photography and most of all her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Cathey is survived by her mother; brothers: Robert May Jr. of Albany, John May and Tom May of Lebanon: sisters Marianne Larkin of Fredericksburg, VA and Karen Bohanan of Albany. Children Laurie A. Thomas of Dallas, Oregon, Robyn Jo Jackson and Donald (Don) Thomas, Jr. of Albany. Cathey was blessed with 9 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and a great-grandson on the way; Sister-in-law Carol Gardner of Cottage Grove; numerous nieces and nephews; relatives and friends. Cathey was preceded in death by her father Robert and husband Don. A celebration of Cathey’s life will be held on August 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Alsea, Or. at her Aunt Mary Lou Keeler’s place: 17150 Alsea Highway, Alsea, Or. 97324. Memorial donations may be made to the Samaritan Cancer Resource Center in Albany in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington Street SW, Albany, Or. 97321

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