Kathie Petra Thomas died May 23. She was 59.
Mrs. Thomas was born April 26, 1954, in Astoria. She was raised on the family dairy farm in Mountaindale, and she attended Hillsboro High School, graduating in 1972. She married Blaine Thomas in 1975 at St. Edward Church in North Plains, and they lived in Mountaindale. She worked for Tektronics for more than 40 years as a screen lab technician, retiring in 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father Howard in 2004. She is survived by her husband Blaine; two children and their spouses, Marcie and Ryan Duyck, Cornelius, and Grant and Abbey Thomas, Hillsboro; mother; Barbara Henningsen, Mountaindale; sister Debbie (Dick) Krueger, North Plains; six grandchildren; and four nieces and one nephew.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at St. Edward Church in North Plains, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Memorial donations can be made to the Macdonald Center or St. Vincent de Paul.