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Arthur Hiram Thomas, Major USAF (Ret)

Male 1920 - 2004  (83 years)


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  • Name Arthur Hiram Thomas 
    Suffix Major USAF (Ret) 
    Born 25 Sep 1920  Fallon, Churchill Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 2004  Longview, Cowlitz Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Sep 2004  Reno, Washoe Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1. Letters 21 Nov 1988, Dec 1989, and 16 Aug 1993 from VERONA THOMAS GING, PO Bx 209, Lovelock, NV 89419.
      2. Verbal Info 27 Aug 1989 from VERONA GING at Lovelock, NV.
      3. Letter 6 Oct 1980 from Major, USAF (Ret) ARTHUR HIRAM THOMAS, PO Bx 1307, Carson City, NV 89702.
      4. Obituary, 15 Sep 2004, Nevada Appeal, Reno, NV sent by Verona thomas Ging, PO Bx 209, Lovelock, NV 89419 said:
      "A graveside service for Arthur H. Thomas, 83, a Washington state resident for the past seven years, was held at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Reno, NV on 17 Sept. Mr. Thomas died Sept. 9, 2004, in Longview, WA. He was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Fallon, NV to Horace Samuel and Mildred Genevieve Rickey Thomas. He was raised in the Carson Valley and graduated from Douglas High School in Gardnerville.
      He was a member of the Nevada National Guard. He served in Europe and the Philippines in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served during the Berlin airlift in the Air Force and in the Korean War. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force in 1980. He was a graduate of the USAF Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
      After retiring, he was a driver's license examiner for the state of Nevada. He was active in the Society of American Military Engineers, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Nevada Historical Society and the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City. His hobby was radio communication.
      He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Beulah Janet Leonard Thomas in 1997.
      Among his survivors are his daughters Janet McNicholas of Cathlamet, WA, and Arlene Ferreirae of Rancho Cordova, CA; sister, Verona Ging of Lovelock, NV; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. FitzHenry's Funeral Home of Reno was in charge of arrangements.




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    Person ID I335  Rickey Database
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2004 

    Family Beulah J. Leonard,   b. 1 Nov 1922, San Francisco, San Francisco Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1997, Carson City, Carson Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1943  Reno, Washoe Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1920 - Fallon, Churchill Co, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1943 - Reno, Washoe Co, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 2004 - Longview, Cowlitz Co, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Sep 2004 - Reno, Washoe Co, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
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